What Is a Water Use Permit?

When navigating the complicated process of receiving multiple permit approval, it can be easy to get lost in the different terms being used. Conditional Use Permits, Mechanical Permits, Electrical Permits, etc. It can be mind-boggling trying to understand all the different terms being thrown at you. To help with this task, we will be discussing and explaining the crucial permit known as Water Use Permit. A Water Use Permit (or what might be known as a Consumption Use Permit) is a critical approval that is usually carried out by the Water Management Department of the jurisdiction that you are applying …

May 7, 2021 By Bridget Foley

The Future of Buildings: What’s Next?

As COVID-19 continues to shape our everyday lives, it can be hard to picture a future past this. How will we recover as a society after a full year of being distant from one another? And specifically, in terms of architecture, how will COVID-19 affect the future of architecture and design? Will the trend of socially distanced design stay strong or will we shift post-pandemic into a more collaborative and close-knitted approach? CONSTRUCTION Over the last two decades, the construction industry has faced dramatic changes. Technology continues to be produced at an alarming rate in all facets of the trade. …

Mar 24, 2021 By Bridget Foley

A Permit Expediter’s Guide to New York City

For this month’s feature, we turned to our partner company, Milrose Consultants, to tackle permitting in the concrete jungle known as New York City. NYC is notoriously known for its complex and dense building codes, zoning laws, and permitting stipulations. Over the past 33 years, Milrose has developed a deep understanding of the ins and outs of NYC’s municipal filing processes through working with NYC agencies every day on behalf of their clients. Read on for their expert insights on how to avoid potential obstacles and achieve project success in New York City. The NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) is …

Feb 16, 2021 By Bridget Foley

Opening a Fast Food Franchise: Obtaining Permits

With the current pandemic, dining in has become almost non-existent. Until the current climate passes, for many U.S. citizens, our only option left is to either cook at home, get takeout, or drive-thru. According to Grand View Research, the global fast food and quick service restaurant market, “is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.1% from 2020 to 2027 to reach USD 383.81 billion by 2027.” This large growth means that thousands of first-time franchisees will be experiencing the task of opening their first location. To receive a permit for your franchise may sound simple, but …

Jan 22, 2021 By Bridget Foley