Commercial Construction

Blueprint Requiem

Since the mid 1800’s some type of the blueprint has been used to guide builders of all sorts to construct mechanisms and structures large and small. With its iconic white on blue or blue on white appearance, the blueprint has been an instrumental part of American history. From the monuments of Washington D.C. to the Golden Gate Bridge, it’s indisputable that these fetes of construction could not have been accomplished without the blueprint. Having learned at an early age how to read them, and later on how to produce them, blueprints have been a ubiquitous part of my life. It [...]

Hollow core or solid core doors?

I recently had a conversation with a customer about the choice between hollow core and solid core interior doors. I thought it might be useful to share my thoughts on this subject. The following is a list of comparisons that may help guide with your decision. Durability: Common sense would dictate, with little dispute, that the s.c. (solid core) door will have an extended life beyond that of a h.c. (hollow core) door. The question would then be how much longer the s.c. door will last, as compared to the h.c. door. I’m unaware of any studies on the [...]