At Habeeb & Associates Architects, we understand the importance and methods of restoring historic buildings to their former beauty. We have designed renovations on several buildings which appear on the National Register of Historic Places and even more that are included in the Massachusetts Historical Commission database.
Modernization & Renovations
In today’s ever-changing world, it is important to focus on the improvements and modifications that need to take place within a building. Codes are progressing and building materials are evolving as technological advances occur. At H&A, we work with our clients to bring their existing buildings up to code and renovate with technological advances.
The main Building Envelope components that most often require replacement or repair are the Roof, Windows, and Doors. Each of these systems plays a key role in the energy efficiency of buildings and helps prevent an unhealthy indoor environment. Using sUAS (small Unmanned Aerial System)/Drone technology, H&A can provide thermal imaging and examine hard-to-reach areas in a quick, cost-efficient manner.
Roof Replacements & Repairs
Window & Door Replacements
On-Call / House Doctor
A service contract of this type provides an on-call expert to ask questions of at any time, and allows multiple projects to be accomplished through just a one-time designer selection process. By reducing the need for multiple ads and interviews, an On-Call or House Doctor contract can save valuable time, and is indispensable when it comes to emergency repairs.
H&A has performed work under these types of contracts since 2002 and has been called upon to educate government, school, and municipal officials throughout the country at meetings and conferences on the benefits of utilizing a House Doctor contract.
The Benefits of a House Doctor Contract:
Saves time and money with the elimination of multiple ads, interviewing and a designer selection process for every project
Provides an on-call expert to answer questions at any time either for current projects or in general
'On-staff' architect in the event of emergency repairs
Allows one, two, or multiple projects to occur under the same contract
Logical, phased, and prioritized plan for engaging projects
Ability to create small and medium size projects more quickly
Offers flexibility. Client can choose to hire an alternate architect at any time, for any project
Promotes effective use of the client's resources