Building Change of Use: Renovating, Adapting & Altering Commercial, Institutional & Industrial Properties

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“Building Change of Use” is an increasingly common phenomenon, as abandoned warehouses become apartments, banks morph into restaurants, and train terminals are transformed into hospitality centers. Such projects abound in urban and suburban areas; but changes and modifications of use in existing buildings are subject to extensive regulation—zoning, site assessments, codes. This book will be the first practical guide to the ins and outs of change-of-use projects. Key Features and Benefits · Complete coverage of zoning issues such as allowable occupancies, building uses, and historic districts · Hundreds of exhibits, tables, and checklists make project assessment and evaluation a cinch · Detailed information on developing the design program with a client · Understanding the complexities of retrofitting building systems into change-of-use properties · Code hot buttons—conforming with IBC, NFPA, ADA, NEC and other codes · Feasibility studies of alternative delivery systems · Wide range of case studies of projects that work from public and private sectors, all with plans and before and after photos · Renovation and rehab product recommendations · Resources

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Dorothy A. Henehan, RA, CSI, CCCA is an architect who practices chiefly in the Midwest and lives in Indianapolis with her family. She has served as an officer of AIA Indianapolis and has been an officer of the Indianapolis Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute. She has degrees in architecture and environmental design from Ball State University where she also undertook Urban Studies. She holds CDT and CCCA certificates from the Construction Specifications Institute. She is a member of the Southern Building Code Congress International. Her wide range of project experience in both public and private sectors includes educational facilities, libraries, environmental service facilities, laboratories, military, justice, urban design, maintenance structures, multifamily housing, commercial kitchens, industrial facilities, corporate headquarters, tenant development, hospitality, medical projects, and interior services. Her work has included facilities and accessibility assessment reports, code studies, phasing plans, specifications, quality assurance, inter-disciplinary co-ordination, professional development, technical resource and site rehabilitation, and sustainability programs. Two-thirds of those projects involved renovation and about half have involved public money.

R. Dodge Woodson is a realtor, developer, builder, and master plumber and gasfitter with over 25 years experience in the conversion market in Maine and Virginia. He has authored over 70 books for major publishers. Woodson contributed his expertise in editing, real estate, building, site evaluation, and improvements strategy for this project.

Photos for this book were primarily provided by Stephen Culbert and Nick Fredericks and the authors. Stephen B. Culbert, P.E. is lead electrical engineer in an A/E firm, a former electrician, and a photographic hobbyist with considerable renovation project experience. Stephen has a keen eye to access projects with original photography that give a man on the street and a man on the roof views, illustrating the project planning and evaluation concepts discussed. Nick Fredericks is a project manager with a general contractor in Pendleton, Indiana. He has contributed construction and demolition photos that illustrate ongoing work.

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RECYCLING STRUCTURES -- DOING THE RIGHT THING EASIER

Recycling buildings is not just the right thing to do environmentally and economically, it's become a distinct trend. By 2010, industry experts predict that 8 of every 10 commercial construction dollars will go to some form of renovation -- up substantially from the current 55 percent.

No one ever said that change-of-use was easy. That's where this book comes in, simplifying the complexities to smooth each step. Written by a project architect/project manager with in-depth experience in this field, this savvy, practical, IBC-compliant guide for architects, developers, planners, and contractors brings you easy-to-use expert tools and guidance to help you meet the demands of change-of-use undertakings and avoid costly and time-wasting pitfalls.

HUNDREDS OF VALUABLE TOOLS
* More than 200 tables, exhibits, and checklists to make evaluations, assessments, and compliance a cinch
* Complete coverage of zoning issues such as allowable land use, complimentary building uses, variances, and historic districts
* Detailed information on formatting the design program with the client
* Useful technical information on retrofitting building systems and envelopes
* Tools for evaluating life cycle maintenance programs
* Code hot buttons -- conforming to IBC, NFPA, ADA, and NEC and other important code applications
* Case studies that work, from both the public and private sectors
* Product recommendations for achieving outstanding renovations and rehabilitations
* Listing of helpful resources

Whether it's bank-to-boutique, factory-to-condos, train terminal-to-restaurant, or warehouse-to-resort, this helpful guide simplifies change-of-use projects at every step.

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