Planning to Minimize Damage to Buildings Adjacent to Construction Sites in Urban Environments

February 27, 2010
Publication: Structure Magazine

People and businesses continue to concentrate in large metropolitan centers because keen competition in a city makes services and commerce better. As a result, land values are typically at a premium, requiring development of structures that optimize use of space. Taller and "deeper" structures are being constructed, existing structures are expanded or modified, the urban infrastructure is constantly maintained, replaced, and expanded, while the existing and often historic fabric of mature cities must be maintained. During this continuum of urban rejuvenation, providing protection and needed maintenance for the remaining, adjacent structures is not a trivial task.