Health and fitness facilities

Gone!  BSA special permit requirement for health and fitness facilities

Gyms, martial arts studios, licensed massage therapy, and many other health-related businesses do not need to obtain a BSA special permit in New York...
    Tolling of Building Permits

    What does tolling of building permits mean?

    Connecticut Governor’s Executive Order 7JJ states that building permits “valid as of March 10, 2020, shall not lapse or otherwise expire during the state...
      Potential illegal use

      Can a building permit be denied for potential illegal use?

      While reviewing plans for a building permit, code and zoning officials often raise objections citing potential illegal use due to proposed work.  Is that...
        Repairing Your Flooded Home

        What should I do if my home was flooded?

        Many people thought that their homes were safe because they were not in a flood zone.  But recent weather events have changed their beliefs. ...
          How touchless technologies will cause sensory deprivation

          Will touchless technologies cause sensory deprivation?

          Touchless technologies promote safety through social distancing.  But human beings crave interaction with people, places, and things.  Will these technologies cause sensory deprivation?  ...
            Self-driving cars and parking requirements

            How self-driving cars will make parking structures obsolete

            Self-driving cars will make on-site parking spaces obsolete causing major disruption to commercial and multi-family residential real estate. As services such as Uber...
              Self-driving cars will exploit city streets for commercial use

              How self-driving cars will exploit public streets for commercial use.

              In absence of proactive local regulations, self-driving cars will exploit city streets for commercial use. These vehicles will provide dining, retail, entertainment, and...
                From blog posts to e-book like a swarm of birds

                The Making of Mimamsa Diary

                These blog posts capture my reflections as an architect, college professor, practitioner, code official, thinker, and a tourist. They constitute Mimamsa Diary....
                  Building Permit Processes: No lines, no waiting, build today

                  Building Permit Processes: No lines, no waiting, build today

                  Building Departments are often characterized by bureaucratic permit processes, red tape, and constant delays. But change is in the air as many departments...
                    Mass Customization Through Digital Design, Singapore

                    Mass Customization Through Digital Design, Singapore

                    The Future of US Pavilion was built to celebrate SG50, Singapore’s 50th year of independence in 2015. It demonstrated the power of parametric...
                      A Sustainable Buddhist Home, Junagadh, India

                      A Sustainable Home for a Buddhist Monk, Junagadh, India

                      A rock-cut sustainable home for a Buddhist monk in Junagadh in Western India offers a glimpse of what life and architecture were like during...
                        The Great Wisdom from Ancient Greece

                        The Great Wisdom from Ancient Greece

                        “Know thyself”. That is the great wisdom inscribed at the Temple of Apollo in Greece. Apollo was the God of music, harmony...
                          Great Urban Design: Piazza Navona, Rome

                          Great Urban Design: Piazza Navona, Rome

                          What brings hundreds of people to Piazza Navona in Rome every day? Is it the history that dates back to the Roman empire?...
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