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ADA Compliance Inspections

Do all of your buildings comply with ADA requirements? You may think that people with disabilities can navigate your facility with ease, but total compliance with the Americans with Disability Act is surprisingly rare. You need to understand how to assess, categorize...

Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings

Pre-Engineered metal buildings (PEMB) are very versatile, and over time the industry has become more sophisticated by adding sufficient design capabilities to accommodate more complex buildings. At F&D we are experts at thinking outside of the box, so we can help...

Reasons to Consider Historic Preservation

Old buildings attract people. Is it the warmth of the materials, the heart pine, marble, or old brick — or the resonance of other people, other activities? Maybe older buildings are just more interesting. The different levels, the vestiges of...

Health Care Facility Condition Assessments

The team at F&D International provides a full range of facility inspection services for health care providers. Our mission is to help our clients make informed capital purchase and improvement decisions. A formal facility assessment is one of...

Site Selection for Fire Stations

One of the most important issues in fire station construction is the selection of a site. This decision will be the driving factor of nearly all of the subsequent decisions for the project. Preliminary Considerations Finding an adequate site for your fire station can...

The Benefits of a Program Manager

For most municipalities, a major construction project does not come along very frequently. Administrators with a large renovation and construction program are faced with a dilemma – use their current staff or bring someone in to manage the program. They typically have...

Master Planning and Growth Management for Fire Districts

Nearly every community in the United States has seen an increase in population and most will continue to do so. This rapid pace has been a significant challenge for fire districts, and with an increase in their service populations coupled with...

Facility Condition Assessments and Capital Planning

With the start of a new year it just might be time to take a serious look at starting the process of assessing your buildings and putting a Long Range Facility Plan in place. As infrastructure across the county continues to age and deteriorate, many...

Growing Gardens Pollinator Garden Installation

The F&D team was honored to provide engineering and construction services for the installation of the new Pollinator Garden in Boulder, Colorado! Our entire team turned out to work alongside community volunteers to layout, and add topsoil, compost, gravel...