Buildings need continual repair and maintenance. But you can’t play favorites. How do you determine which building(s) in your portfolio receive the time, attention, and dollars that they deserve (and need)?
American with Disabilities Act (ADA) litigation is on the rise. Accessibility lawsuits stemming from the ADA, as well as state and local accessibility laws and statutes, are on the rise nationally. Serial plaintiffs are finding more ways to create a backlog of accessibility lawsuits across the nation. It’s not uncommon for one plaintiff to be responsible for hundreds of "drive-by lawsuits."
But what can you do about avoiding ADA lawsuits?
Two things: be proactive, and know what to watch for.
Below are the 8 areas with the most common barriers that EMG documents during ADA/Accessibility Assessments.
As you evaluate your project load, we invite you to consider your options. From A to Z (ADA to Zoning) and everything in between, we'll provide insight on the best way to manage your real estate transactions. Project assistance includes guiding you from acquisition to disposition. We're here to help.
From Acquisition to Disposition, the real estate due diligence process has a lot of moving parts. Add in an ALTA Survey and a few Table A Items and you've possibly stirred up some confusion.
Utilities, Wetlands, Easements, Encroachments, and Setbacks. Oh My!
Real estate transactions. Due diligence. ALTA Surveys. Zoning Reports. Sometimes the process is easy, sometimes it can be quite complex.
When DuPont spun off its performance chemicals assets into a new company, Chemours, they needed ALTA surveys and zoning reports on 35 assets across the nation.
Topics: ALTA Survey
When EMG received the call from a national hotel brand stating concerns about moisture challenges at multiple locations which included: roof, window, elevator shaft leaks, interior plumbing issues, and water intrusion in guest rooms, our Architectural & Engineering (A&E) team jumped into action.
We know you’ve heard about Pokémon GO from someone in your inner circle. While teenagers think it’s just a fun game, EMG has first-hand stories from our colleagues and clients that it is a revenue generator!
You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Your company’s parking lots are often the first customer touchpoint. Do your lots appear as inviting expanses of carefully-tended blacktop, or are they full of potholes? Be sure your lots reflect the pride of your Company Brand.
- Excessive capital expenditures
- ADA compliance concerns
- Customer complaints that lead to legal claims
- and more
What messages are your parking lots sending, and how do you know when to repair or replace them?
EMG’s Tip Sheet will help steer you in the right direction. If you answer “yes” to many or all of the questions in this tip sheet, it may be time for action.
Protect the valuable human and industrial capital contained within your facilities. Make informed decisions about your facilities’ roofs with EMG's Roofing Repair & Replacement Decision Guide.
Roof repairs can be costly, and replacements involve a significant capital investment. EMG has completed hundreds of successful roofing projects. Obtain valuable insight into what wears them out and how to spot problem areas.
Our decision guide addresses five important factors to consider when determining whether you should replace or repair your facilities' roofs.
EMG can say "Yes to More" of your service needs throughout the entire life cycle of real estate.
Do you have projects that don't fit within your organization's core competency?
Topics: Energy Audit, Seismic Risk, Environmental Site Assessment, Property Condition Assessment, Energy, ADA, Project Management Consulting Firm, Capital Planning, Engineering Assessments, Real Estate Life Cycle, Accessibility Compliance, Construction Management