USA Architects has one of the most accomplished Building Envelope Studios in the region from having managed and designed hundreds of millions of dollars in building envelope repair and replacement projects over the past 30 years.
Architect Doug Margaretta reviews a recent course that offered an engaging and practical overview of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), Health Product Declarations (HPDs), and the importance of these documents in the new LEED v4 rating system scheduled to go into effect this fall.
In the fall of 2009 a new school for special children opened in Sayreville, New Jersey. Constructed by the Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission and funded by the Middlesex County Improvement Authority along with the vision of the County Freeholders, the school was a “first of its kind” on several levels.
Today, USA Architects held an in-house seminar and hands-on demonstration of the accessibility regulations. Several of us spent time in a wheelchair, attempting to navigate around our office. The results were both awkward and eye opening.