provides construction specification and building code consulting
services for the entire Project Team:
Architects, engineers, interior designers, and specialty
Facility managers, project managers, and space planners.
Construction managers, contractors, and design-builders.
Manufacturers, distributors, and product representatives.
Ronald L. Geren,
AIA, CSI, CCS, CCCA, SCIP, owner and principal
of RLGA Technical Services,
is committed to providing his clients with clear, concise, correct, and
complete documents, and providing services to enhance the quality of his
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The Latest Issue of Keynotes -
"General Notes vs. Other Contract Documents"
In a previous
Keynotes article, general notes were briefly discussed including
the observation that general notes frequently include content that
is more appropriately, and probably is, indicated elsewhere.
However, design professionals seem to embrace the mantra that
mentioning it once is good, but mentioning it twice (or more) is
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The Latest Issue of
The Code Corner - "High-Rise Buildings" Tall
structures have been in existence for centuries. The Great Pyramid
of Giza, built in the 26th Century BC, was as high as 480
feet high. The Towers of Bologna, constructed in the 12th
Century AD, topped out at about 320 feet for the tallest tower.
Although these were tall structures, they did not perform the same
functions that today’s modern high-rise does. The purpose of the
modern high-rise building is to maximize building area in the
smallest lot area. The modern high-rise rose to prominence when two
significant developments were achieved: steel frame construction
and the safety elevator.
From a life safety
perspective, the high-rise poses unique situations not found in
buildings of lower height. Regarding egress, most high-rise
buildings have relatively small floor areas making the travel
distance to an exit stairway well within the limitations of the
International Building Code (IBC). However, long travel down
the stairs is slow compared to egress through corridors and exit
passageways. Additionally, the heights associated with high-rise
buildings make it more difficult to fight fires at the extreme
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RLGA Technical Services Launches
Professional Education Services:
To address the demand for continuing education required
by state licensing laws, professional associations, and various
certifications, RLGA Technical Services has launched its
Professional Education Services (PES).
RLGA Technical Services is a Registered Provider for the American
Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems (AIA/CES).
RLGA-PES will provide continuing education in the areas of building
codes and construction documents for design professionals,
contractors, and owners.