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Has anyone found a great system for automating referrals through a simpleFacebook page

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How To Actually Generate Customers On Professional Networks: Part 1

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10 Actually Actionable Benefits Of List Building

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Who Should Be Consulted First For Work Requiring A Permit: The Contractor Or The Architect?

By Patrick E Allen · Posted on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 · Tagged in Asking for Advice



A client wants to renovate their property and will need work permits. If working without a permit DOB will issue violations with fines exceeding $5,000

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Dale Smith from Fänas Architecture
0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, March 3, 2017

In addition to the process starting with 'design', the architect is also the eyes, ears & advocate for the owner. Getting the contractor early is important, but it starts with the architect.


Steven Sallwasser from MEP Engineers
0 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Well said.

John Hrivnak from Hrivnak Associates, Architects
2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A is the first letter of the alphabet. That's your hin

Steven Sallwasser from MEP Engineers
0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Architect or Engineer should be contacted first when a permit requires drawings. A reputable Architect or Engineer will tell you if you need drawings or the work can be done without drawings, in which case they would refer you to a contractor.

Basically, if it is simply a replacement of what you already have, a contractor can pull the permit. If it is a major change, you will need drawings by an Engineer or Architect.

Contractors frequently will recommend what they do best and may not be what is in your best interest. Engineers and Architects are there to... (more)

Ken Parel-Sewell from One World Architecture
1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

An architect will definitely be most helpful at the beginning of a project. Aside from design issues, architects are critical to understanding the various building and zoning code issues that a project will need to comply with. These can be major issues and can set the course of the project. Bring a contractor in early in the process can be helpful too, but most contractors won't fully engage until the architect's work is complete.

Sharon Nobbe from Ankrom Moisan Architects
0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The answer relies upon the project size, location and type of work being performed.

Permits are typically issued by the city and/ or county where the project is location. For all projects, regardless of size or location, the City's Building Department will identify when and the type of permit(s) and inspection(s) are required. In contrast, where a project site resides outside of city limits in rural areas, County, State and Federal requirements may apply.

Both the architect(s) and the contractor(s) licensed to do work in the area, may be reliable sources to... (more)

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