You want an attractive building. You choose interior and exterior finishes to catch the eye of the best tenants or buyers.
Meanwhile, the structural integrity of the building, which is not immediately apparent, is equally important. You feel it in the firmness of the floor, the satisfying thunk of a closing door, and acoustics so pure you can hear a cat walking on carpet.
Wood construction perched on a concrete block foundation is not the low cost way to build your mid-rise multi family structure. Four stories of stick framing can yield a building with a slew of problems born of complexity, and unintended consequences can rear their ugly head.Read More