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How Grenfell Tower Tragically Taught The World about Flammable Building Cladding

Posted by Jim Bartlett on 6/22/17 12:46 PM

Commercial Real Estate professionals tend to think that if a building is relatively new, then there shouldn’t be many serious issues of concern. In the complex world of building materials though, newer is not always better. Over the years, our industry has witnessed building materials such as fire retardant treated plywood, polybutylene and ABS piping, EIFS and engineered wood siding, oriented strand board, and Chinese drywall added to a growing list of items prone to poor performance and/or failure. The latest and possibly most dangerous addition to the list may be certain Aluminum Composite Materials (ACM) used in exterior cladding applications. 

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Topics: Property Condition Assessment, Aluminum Composite Material cladding, ACM Cladding, 2012 IBC, Section 1407, NFPA 285, Building Condition Assessment, PCAs

11 Tips for Successful & On Time Portfolios

Posted by Aliza Stern on 6/10/14 4:40 AM

Get tips for your real estate transactions from EMG's On Time. Every Time. Guaranteed. program, wherein we’ll deliver your reports when they’re promised -- because we know how critical that is to your deals. With thousands of reports delivered and a 99.9+% reliability rate, we’ve learned a few things about what it takes to get deals done on time. Below are the top 11 Tips our Clients have found most helpful for their portfolio projects.  Enjoy!

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Topics: Portfolios, EMG, On Time, Phase I ESA, PCAs, real estate reports, real estate due diligence, ESA Report

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