BSA On-Call Consulting

The business structure for design and construction of a new project, whether it be a Custom Home or Commercial building, is typically contracted in one of two ways: the Owner hiring a separate Architect and separate General Contractor, or one entity that is licensed to provide both services, commonly know as a Design-Build company. But…

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Inspector Approves Six Trades-In One Day? With the Seventh of Intrinsic Value for…

a new Luxury Home Design-Build project in Westwood, CA, with some of the most stringent and extensive codes in the Nation, that necessitates in-depth Trade coordination; individually and cohesively, throughout the entire construction project. In this case, BSA Inc. scheduled a six Trade ‘rough-in’ inspection for a single day (Framing/Structural Connections; Electrical; Plumbing; HVAC; Sprinklers

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BSA, Inc. Tent Event

We integrated again with one of our favorite charities (A Precious Child), whom assists disadvantaged children and their families, to procure a productive and happy life, in a dignified manner. This event took place in Denver, Colorado area, not far from our satellite architecture and general contracting office. The venue was a resort golf club

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BSA, Inc. Community Service

This month Barry Shaw & Associates, Inc. partnered with a Rotary Club near Erie, Colorado, to participate in a segment of the Boulder Valley School District Capital Improvement plan. About ten of us assisted with reconstruction of the landscaping and upgrades to the school site, at the Alicia Sanchez International School. The days program was

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Second Story Addition on (86) Year Old Home-Is It Safe?

Being a Los Angeles home contractor for several decades now, it’s likely that we will be presented with a request to build a second story addition on top of a very old one story home, that will also undergo a major remodel. Typically a house of this era is built on a ‘raised foundation’, whereby

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Architect’s Design Contributes to Homeowner’s Savings

Being a Los Angeles Architect for about a quarter of a century now, specializing in home remodel and construction, affords us the insight to not only perfect the vision of our Client’s remodel, but as General Contractors as well, we help to ensure a cost effective project, by the way we design our home remodel

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Out-Of-State Building, with In-State Team

Haven’t had much time to update my Blog, with out of State projects requiring much coordination time. Our Design-Build project in Erie, Colorado consisted of a major design and construction remodel to the existing 3,500 sq. ft. single family home, as well as outdoor amenity upgrades inclusive of: barbecues; landscape design; stereo speakers and new

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Build During Winter Or Wait?

The timing of when remodel construction actually starts is actually one month after submittal of the architectural and engineering plans to the Building Department for a One Story Home Addition, or two months in the case of a Second Story Addition.  Therefore, this ‘readjustment’ time frame within the Design-Build package of services, is actually an

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Open Floor Plan Home Construction

As a follow up to the previous Blog, “Open Floor Plan Design”, is the construction of our architectural plans that bring life and reality, into 3-D living enjoyment. In this case, a new Kitchen and Family Room. After building permits are pulled, one of the first steps we take is to protect the Homeowner’s existing

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Open Floor Plan Design

Our society has evolved with much technology, a desire for collaborative and transparent communication and a more relaxed environment to live in. Transferring these aspects to the built environment, architecture, and in particular to one’s home, presents some really interesting, fun and functional architectural design results. Within the ‘public areas’ of the home and likely

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