Archive for October, 2009

Elizabeth & Nicole go to AIA awards ceremony

aia_dp09_bee_vertical2We talked with many design professionals from top firms around the Pittsburgh area.   The event was  held downtown at the new August Wilson Center in Pittsburgh. It was a great time watching fellow architects and designers being recognized for their outstanding work over the past year. I ran into one of my Graduate Professor’s from Chatham and he won an award for innovative design! Congrats Terry!-Nikki

21 LEED Points for Building with Concrete!

White Pigmented Concrete Design Element for Commercial Space

White Pigmented Concrete Design Element for Commercial Space

Anne Balogh of Concrete Network points out that “of the 26 minimum points needed to obtain LEED certification, 21 can be earned through appropriate use of concrete.”- Environmental Council of Concrete Organizations.

The U.S. Green Building Council started a committee (LEED-H) for bringing green homes into the market.” LEED-H will reward homes” that use resources responsibly, efficiently and “safeguard” occupant health.–Elizabeth E.

Victorian Restoration in Pittsburgh

This is One of many Victorian Restorations we completed in Pittsburgh -Hard work! We have earned our stripes! – B
Stripping 100 years of paint from this Victorian
Stripping 100 years of paint from this Victorian
Paint has been removed- Wood replacement and neutralizing

Paint has been removed-Wood replacement, neutralizing and pre-sanding

Acrylic primer , caulking, sanding, filling and re-priming

Full Acrylic Primer, Caulking, Sanding, Filling and of course re-priming...

Acrylic System over the Primer to Complete the Victorian Restoration
Acrylic System over the Primer to Complete the Victorian Restoration