The Final Review

Burnham’s Blog and Knowledge Center

The Final Review shares the knowledge of Burnham’s experts in building permit expediting and code compliance. Learn about different jurisdictional building permit requirements, and stay up-to-date on the Americans with Disabilities Act and local accessibility standards. Follow the latest in sustainability, including building energy codes and sustainability design developments.

ConvergenceLA Installation Celebrates Past & Future of Los Angeles

Apr 27, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Metropolis LA, developed by Greenland USA, is a much-anticipated downtown Los Angeles mixed use property consisting of residences, retail, and a hotel. Though the second phase is still under construction, Phase I (one residential tower and the Hotel Indigo) has been completed and on Thursday, March 2nd, Metropolis activated its 1,400 sqft LED video display installation titled ConvergenceLA - the first of its kind in Los Angeles.


DOE Halts Critical Energy Efficiency Standards

Apr 25, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Since his inauguration, President Trump’s administration has taken steps that prevent new energy efficiency standards, including those that affect products and equipment used in the building industry. The potential elimination of the ENERGY STAR program, a key program for promoting energy efficiency, has received a lot of press. We want to point out that other energy efficiency standards and programs are also at risk despite the fact that energy efficiency makes good economic sense in addition to benefiting the environment.


Supporting “The Best Show Ever” as Cavalia Returns to Chicago

Apr 20, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Created by Norman Latourelle, one of the co-founders of Cirque du Soleil, Cavalia’s new production “Odysseo” combines equestrian arts with aerial performance and live music along with elaborate sets and visuals in a stunning production.

The show features 65 horses and 48 performers in a 346’ x 240’ x 83’ main tent, billed as the largest tent currently touring, in a temporary city composed of the performance arena, stables, paddocks, and tents that travel to each stop on the show’s tour. 


Key Steps to Support Battery Energy Storage System Adoption in NYC

Apr 18, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Burnham attended the NYC Solar Installers Workshop held on March 1, 2017. Battery energy storage systems were a major focus of the Sustainable CUNY of the City University of New York organized workshop, particularly fire safety concerns relating to batteries. Although there has been significant progress in removing obstacles to energy storage system deployment in in New York City, fire safety issues need to be fully understood and protocols developed to allow for an efficient battery installation process.


Place and Space: the Chicago Architecture Biennial

Apr 13, 2017 8:00:00 AM

The Chicago Architecture Biennial debuted in 2015 as “The State of the Art of Architecture,” a three-month-long showcase of productions and exhibitions by an international group of architects, designers, and professionals that took place throughout the City of Chicago.