Private Clubs: A Growing Trend

“The people who run Los Angeles belongs to The Jonathan Club; the people who own Los Angeles belong to The California Club.” Members-Only clubs have always been prominent in Los Angeles. The California Club, the second-oldest club in Southern California has been around since 1888. These exclusive groups bring in the wealthiest and most powerful people that Los Angeles has to offer. People pay extravagant fees to belong to such clubs – if they can pass the intensive interviews and background checks first. Since The California Club, the trend of private clubs has only grown. More and more associations open …

Aug 23, 2019 By Bridget Foley

A Brief Guide to Restroom Compliances

Think of The White House, The Eiffel Tower, and The Museum of Modern Art. What do all of these buildings have in common? They all have restrooms. Restrooms are a staple of any building and, in most cases, a requirement. With this, comes regulations and building codes from the Government to make sure all citizens can access your restroom safely. These guidelines fall under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). ADA is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. Having a restroom that is inaccessible to a person with a disability is an act of …

Jul 23, 2019 By Bridget Foley

Office Tenant Improvements in 2019

Most spaces built for commercial use are not “move-in ready” for the businesses that plan to inhabit them. In fact, most new tenants will need to make significant changes to better suit their specific needs. While some tenant improvements are more practical, such as updating a space to current ADA standards, others are more aesthetic, such as changing out flooring and painting. Almost all forms of construction work pertaining to structural, exterior, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, parking, and/or landscaping will require building permits. Let’s look at some common types of office tenant improvements and what information to keep in mind when …

Jun 10, 2019 By admin

A Day in the Life of a Permit Expediter

A Permit Expediter never has a dull day, especially when he or she is in the field, traveling to and between various city departments to make sure that your company’s permits are processed as quickly as possible. Since the everyday work activities of Permit Expediters can be a mystery to many, even those in the design/construction industry, we at Permit Advisors have decided to demystify the permit expediting conundrum. To uncover the everyday duties of a Permit Expediter, we spent the day with Craig Plezia, a Senior Project Manager at Permit Advisors. With a background in Architecture and Building Design, …

Feb 5, 2019 By Bridget Foley