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Los Angeles Noise Ordinance Guidelines

When constructing any type of building in Los Angeles, it’s important to understand that a noise ordinance is in place throughout the city. Noise ordinances are specific laws that are designed to limit noise levels at various times of the day within different areas of the city. Noise limits will differ between residential areas, commercial […]

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Defining the Redevelopment Process

When you’re getting ready to start work on a new project, it’s important to determine what this project would be classified as. When new construction is being added to land that has been previously occupied or existing structures are set to undergo substantial renovations, this is considered to be a redevelopment project. The redevelopment process […]

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Understanding Entitlements in Real Estate

When you want to begin a development project, one process that you should fully understand is the entitlement process and everything that it entails. This process centers around the intended use of the building you develop, conformity to a city plan, and the overall appearance and design of the structure. In the event that you […]

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When is a Plumbing Permit Required?

In the event that you want to perform a sizable plumbing project or plumbing repair, it’s possible that you will need to obtain a plumbing permit before completing the task at hand. Even smaller plumbing projects may require a plumbing permit, which is something you should determine before work begins. A plumbing permit is a […]

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The Importance of Project Procurement Management

When you’re looking to start development on a home or commercial building, among the most important aspects of this project is project procurement management. Project procurement involves obtaining all of the services and materials that are needed for a construction project. Managing this process is essential to ensure that all of the necessary services and […]

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The Importance of Construction Timelines for Your Project

When you are starting development on a project, among the most important components of the project is the construction timeline that you create. This type of timeline is meant to help visualize the schedules for residential or commercial construction projects. The total work that needs to be done during construction will be broken down into […]

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LADBS Quarterly Newsletter – October 2020

The Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) has implemented a new virtual inspection process for both contractors and inspectors during these unprecedented times. Other news concerning the department, construction activity in Los Angeles, contracting opportunities, and accessory dwelling units (ADUs) are explained in this quarterly newsletter. Read more about this newsletter here:

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