A. LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a set of rating systems for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings, homes and neighborhoods. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED is intended to help building owners and operators be environmentally responsible and use resources efficiently.
A. Sustainable Design or environmental design is the philosophy of designing the built environment, and services to comply with the principles of social, economic, and ecologicalsustainability. The intention of sustainable design is to “eliminate negative environmental impact completely through skillful, sensitive design”. Manifestations of sustainable design require no non-renewable resources, impact the environment minimally, and connect people with the natural environment.
A. DJ is a Commercial General Contractor and we choose not to do work on single-family residential projects. There are many qualified local residential contractors in our community that can assist you.
A. Furniture, fixtures and equipment. This term is used in construction for the items that do not have a permanent connection to the building itself, but are needed to so that the building can operate. FFE can include furniture, chairs, desks, copiers, computers and other similar items. Many times these are not part of the construction cost as provided by the General Contractor, but will be a cost that the Owner will need to account for to complete his project.
A. It depends. The building structure that you are planning to attach the crane system must be properly designed and loaded to accept the additional load of the crane and its capacity to lift. In some instances a collateral load has been added to structures when they are designed that might sustain the additional load, but many buildings have not.
We would strongly recommend that you contact your builder or designer to verify the buildings loading before installing any additional loads.