Completely Unrelated to the ARE, but Helpful
Drain your water heater periodically to flush out the rust and sediment. Getting that junk out will help it to maintain efficiency and will extend the life of the water heater. Seriously, Google a “how-to.” Pretty simple and totally worth it. Vacuum the condenser coils on your refrigerator and air conditioner. The buildup of dust, grease, pet hair, etc., makes it hard for the compressor to dissipate the heat it generates which can lead to premature failure. Have an asphalt... Read More
The Architect May Be Liable Too
PcM - Section 1, Objective 3 CE - Section 2, Objective 1 This question comes up regularly. On a routine site visit an architect witnesses an unsafe condition. What to do? I often hear, “Say nothing, because of the architect’s potential exposure to liability.” Seems like a safe approach, but is this really what it’s come to? Not only is the “say nothing” response morally suspect, it’s arguably a violation of more than one standard in the architect’s Code of Ethics... Read More
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