The Final Review

Burnham’s Blog

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.

Target Store Renovations Blend Construction with Changing Consumer Habits

Mar 21, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Target plans to remodel the majority of its locations in a large-scale rollout over the next two years, with over 600 locations scheduled for updating by 2019. These changes will focus on refreshing existing Target locations, making the stores more digital-shopping friendly by functioning as distribution centers, and expanding their fleet of “flexible-format” store locations.

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Spotlight on Chicago’s New River Point

Dec 27, 2016 8:00:00 AM

River Point, the 52-story office space soon to open along the Chicago River, was recently reviewed by Blair Kamin, the Chicago Tribune’s architecture critic.The article highlights some important elements of this exciting addition to the Chicago skyline and riverfront. Burnham is proud to have assisted with all phases of River Point, including helping with the tower’s substructure, the riverside plaza overbuild and the tenant build-outs. We want to call attention to some important observations in Mr. Kamin’s review.

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Burnham Supports Our Client’s Ability to Expand its Financial Services in New Communities

Oct 6, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Burnham is using its multi-site expansion expertise to help a financial institution grow its operations. Our client has several hundred locations and is continuing to expand in different states. To open new offices, the client relies on Burnham’s knowledge of local jurisdictions’ permit requirements and ability to obtain the necessary permits throughout the country. Burnham’s work on behalf of our client has grown to include responsibility for securing and maintaining the permits and licenses necessary for the financial institution to operate at each location.

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Understanding the Building Permit Process in Los Angeles

Aug 24, 2016 8:00:00 AM

A permit from the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) is required for any private property construction, alteration or repair work on buildings within the City of Los Angeles. There are five different types of building permit processes in Los Angeles, Express Permit, Counter Plan Check, Expanded Counter Plan Check, Regular Plan Check, and Parallel Design Permitting Process. In this post, we’ll share information on each of the processes in Los Angeles and when to use them.

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Burnham Uses a Unique Approach to Expedite Permits for Fusion Academy

Aug 18, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Fusion Academy (Fusion), a learning center where one-to-one classrooms allow students to unlock their academic potential, opened its 9th location in San Francisco in 2011. Earlier this year, Fusion planned to move into a new location in Levi’s Plaza, which required an interior remodel to meet their needs. While Fusion provides similar services to a school, it differs in a variety of major ways. Burnham Nationwide developed a solution that helped change the classification of Fusion from educational to business, which helped expedite the necessary permits in just six weeks instead of three months.

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