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Zero Rate Adriatic Bank Loans All Loans

The Adriatic Bank will grant house loans of up to 80,000 euros to repair unusable buildings and up to 150,000 euros for the purchase of a new home if the building has been completely destroyed, without any expense or charges for beneficiaries. The Intesa Sanpaolo Group Bank signed the agreement with the Cassa Depositi e […]

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What are the most popular hotel brands?

According to a recent Lodging Econometrics report, the world hotel construction market is growing 8% year over year. The U.S market has played a big role in this growth. Here are the top 5 cities in the U.S. with the highest hotel construction: New York – 181 Projects/30,225 Rooms Houston – 148 Projects/16,398 Rooms Dallas […]

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Structural Value Engineering For Your Hotel

As architects and engineers, it is very easy to believe that there is only one correct solution to a design problem. It is also easy to err on the side of a conservative design because ultimately the primary priority of licensed professionals is to produce a safe and economically-designed structure. In the past, we have received feedback […]

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Hotel Rooftop Pools: Design Considerations

Because of rising land costs, rooftop swimming pools are becoming a popular space-saving design option.  Setting up an elevated pool, especially one over habitable rooms, involves many design considerations.  Here are a few: Reliable Building Structure – Water is heavy! To put this in perspective, the amount of water in a standard pool (i.e., 24’ x 12’ x […]

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Benefits of Podium Design for Your Hotel

Today I’ll explain how developers utilize wood in podium construction to increase both the area and density for new-build projects. What is Podium Design?   Podium design consists of a 1- or 2-story concrete (reinforced or post tension) podium that allows several stories of light-frame wood framing above it. This design is increasingly becoming a […]

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Hotel Modular Elevators – Benefits and Drawbacks

Today, I list the benefits and drawbacks of a modular elevator below. Benefits Shorter Lead Time: It takes manufacturers about eight weeks to prepare the whole assembled elevator once project drawings are finalized. Better Quality: Every part of a modular elevator is prepared and assembled in a factory setting under strict quality measures. Quicker Install: […]

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Should You Consider ICF Construction for Your Next Hotel?

Insulating Concrete Form Construction, also called ICF, has proven itself as a high-performance wall system, offering economic and environmental benefits. With rising building costs across the US, many hotel owners are exploring the use of ICF for upcoming projects. As Base4 is currently designing several ICF hotels, I take this opportunity to explore potential ICF […]

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How To Keep Your Hotel Guestrooms Quiet!

What is an STC Rating Your hotel guests appreciate quiet accommodations.  Unfortunately for hotel owners, dealing with the myriad of potential disturbances from noisy PTACS, snoring guest neighbors, and late-night corridor parties can hinder guest experience.  In this new series on controlling noise pollution in hotels, we explore how to control guestroom noise, satisfy franchise-specific […]

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How To Build A Five Story Wood Framed Hotel

Today marks the beginning of a new three-part series about 5-story wood framed hotel construction.  We often get asked about 5-story wood framed hotel construction due to confusion regarding what is allowed by the code.  In this series, we attempt to address your concerns and questions. Before we can dive directly into 5-story wood construction, […]