From dams to bridges to roadways, John Oliver points out the importance of developing and maintaining infrastructure in this monologue from 2015.
A Green Approach to Community Association Building Maintenance and Repairs Mark A. Waldman, SE, PE, LEED AP Waldman Engineering Consultants, Inc. Today there is lots of chatter about sustainability, green building issues, and reducing our personal carbon footprints. There is also lots of talk about stimulus money and tax credits. Does that mean homeowners associations […]
We wanted to give you an update on our operations regarding Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order.
CertainTeed Class Action Fiber Cement Siding Settlement: Is Your Association Eligible for $1,000,000? Are any communities you manage experiencing issues with CertainTeed fiber cement siding installed prior to September 30, 2013? If so, you may be eligible for a settlement. A class action lawsuit was filed against CertainTeed and settled for $103.9 million, with […]
De-Icing Agents De-Icing Agents: What Product is Best for You? We are often asked about de-icing and what is recommended. There are several products to consider when choosing de-icing agents, Sodium Chloride, Calcium Chloride, Magnesium Chloride, and Acetates are just a few. When addressing which product to use, attention needs to be given to […]
Mark discusses 5 things every manager should hope for this frigid season. Dry Warm Accident Free Good Drainage Well Insulated, Well Ventilated Attic
The condition of the property elements on which the reserve study is based change. The association’s financial situation and reserve fund balance change. Board members and property managers change. The condition of the property elements are always changing whether anyone likes it or not. Read our white paper below authored by Matt Hass on why […]
Join us Thursday, Nov. 15th from 1:45 – 3:45 at Nichols Library in Naperville. We’re teaming up with Inside-Out to provide an hour and a half presentation on all the steps from identifying common areas of moisture intrusion to the proper repair protocols.
In our latest vlog, Mark gives a brief intoduction into drones and how they fit in the building inspection industry. For more educational content, visit our youtube channel
Energy Benchmarking Ordinance Changes 2019 The City of Chicago recently released the coming changes to the city’s energy ordinance. The new system will increase transparency of energy use to building stakeholders. In 2019 buildings will be given a star rating from 0 – 4 as follows: Zero stars: Out of compliance with energy […]