Author: Jorge Fontan AIA

About Jorge Fontan AIA

Author Jorge Fontan AIA

This post was written by Jorge Fontan, a Registered Architect and owner of Fontan Architecture.

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Use group 18

Use Group 18 NYC Zoning

The NYC Zoning Resolution has Use Groups to categorize buildings based on their use. NYC Zoning Use Group 18 is manufacturing uses. These uses are considered higher hazard or heavey manufacturing uses.   Zoning NYC Use Group 18 Certificate Of Occupancy for Use Group 18 Use Groups are listed...

Use group 17

Use Group 17 NYC Zoning

The NYC Zoning Resolution has Use Groups to categorize buildings based on their use. NYC Zoning Use Group 17 is manufacturing uses.   Zoning NYC Use Group 17 Certificate Of Occupancy for Use Group 17 Use Groups are listed on the Certificate Of Occupancy for a building. Use Group...

Test Fit Plan NYC

A Test Fit Plan is a basic architectural plan of a space to determine what can fit in a given space. A test fit is not a full architectural design. The goal is to test if the space will accommodate a given set of requirements...

Elevated House Design

Elevated House Design

An elevated house is a house that is on columns or other structure where the first floor is higher then the ground and open underneath. This is mostly done in flood zones so that the house is higher than the flood plain and water can...

Smart Thermostat for energy savings

Smart Thermostats for Energy Savings

Smart thermostats can reduce your home energy consumption by optimizing the heating and cooling programming for optimal efficiency. These devices learn patterns to find ways to increase comfort and reduce unnecessary usage.   Smart Thermostats One simple thing you can do to reduce your home energy usage is...