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  • Word-of-the-Month: Proscenium

    Proscenium refers to the open space directly above a theatrical stage. It is the vertical plane between the curtain, orchestra, and scenery. A three-sided arch physically separates the stage from the rest of the theater or auditorium. It provides a ‘window’ into which the audience observes a performance. Proscenium construction.. More

    1 Feb 2017 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: SAC

    SAC is an acronym that stands for Sewer Availability Charge. It is a one-time fee that a local jurisdiction charges when a residential, commercial, industrial, or institutional property first connects to the regional wastewater (sewer) system. In the Twin Cities, where our headquarters is located, the Metropolitan Council is the.. More

    4 Jan 2017 |
  • PIP CHAPTER 3

    Introduction: A Strategic Approach to Getting the Most Out of Your Investment The following White Paper series outlines the considerations hotel owners must weigh before implementing a Property Improvement Plan. Evaluate Your Property Hotels best equipped to provide a comfortable and customized experience will thrive in the highly-competitive hospitality market. Work.. More

    6 Dec 2016 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Architectural Scalies

    Scalies are computer-generated, 2D models of people designed to look realistic. Architects often incorporate scalies in their renderings to help clients visualize the human scale and functionality of a proposed project. Scalies show how the design and construction will blend into the local community upon completion. Thanks to advances in.. More

    6 Dec 2016 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Woonerf

    A woonerf is a mixed-use road without curbs. It combines both street and sidewalk. Woonerfs are designed to reduce driving speeds and inspire a casual pedestrian-centered community. Color variations in the pavement visually separates the space. Physical barriers are created with strategically placed benches and landscaping. Woonerf means ‘living street.’.. More

    1 Nov 2016 |
  • PIP CHAPTER 2

    Introduction: A strategic approach to getting the most out of your investment The following White Paper series outlines the considerations hotel owners must weigh before implementing a Property Improvement Plan. Evaluate Your Property Hotels best equipped to provide a comfortable and customized experience will thrive in the highly-competitive hospitality market. Work.. More

    31 Oct 2016 |
  • Word of the Month: Transom

    A transom is a horizontal structural beam that separates doors and windows. The crosspieces are typically made out of wood or stone. The uniquely-located window above a doorframe is called a ‘transom light.’ Transom lights are common features found in old offices and historic buildings. The open-latch designs increase light.. More

    5 Oct 2016 |
  • Introductory Guide to Succeed with Hotel Brand PIPs

    Introduction: A strategic approach to getting the most out of your investment The following White Paper series outlines the considerations hotel owners must weigh before implementing a Property Improvement Plan. Evaluate Your Property Hotels best equipped to provide a comfortable and customized experience will thrive in the highly-competitive hospitality market. Work.. More

    21 Sep 2016 |