Brick Masonry Walls need Inspection and Maintenance

Even the highly durable walls need to get regular inspection to identify problems and the replacement of old materials. While the brick units used in the walls assembly may last 100 years or longer, sills, parapets, chimneys, copings, and other elements with more severe weather exposure typically have a significantly shorter service life. Mortar joints may last 25 years before … Read More

Green House Design for Eldercare

Design considerations in implementing the Green House concept in eldercare for continuing care retirement communities. The U.S. population is aging. In 2050, Americans aged 65 will number 83.7 million, almost double the elderly population in 2012. The baby boomer generation seeks a more dignified and affirming experience for its later years. The institutional feel of the “nursing home” our parents … Read More