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Sticking With Spray Foam for My Renovation

Posted on April 19,2015 by CarlSeville in atlanta

Over the past dozen or so years my opinion on spray foam insulation has evolved from being a strong advocate to being slightly skeptical. I have come to the conclusion that any well-designed new building can be insulated with any properly installed insulation. When it comes to renovations, however, spray foam often has some distinct advantages.

The Problem With Modern Architecture

Posted on April 19,2015 by CarlSeville in architecture

Over my now decades-long career in construction and renovation, I have rarely attended any home tours, but I recently went on a tour of modern homes in Atlanta sponsored by a group called, quote appropriately, Modern Atlanta. The tour included ten single-family homes (I saw eight of them) and one commercial building, the new Atlanta offices of Perkins + Will, a LEED Platinum renovation, which I did not visit.

Lifecycle Building Center Opens in Atlanta

Posted on April 19,2015 by CarlSeville in atlanta

I recently attended the grand opening for the Lifecycle Building Center (LBC), a new non-profit organization focused on building material reuse. The result of long hours of labor by many dedicated people, the LBC’s stated mission is to “make the lifecycle use of the built environment more efficient and sustainable.”

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