May 2, 2020Reading Time: 2 minutes
Statistics show that many Americans are using their time at home to start or finish DIY home projects. Some projects, like painting, installing new cabinet hardware and landscaping, are relatively safe for anyone to take on. But what about more serious projects? Is YouTube enough to guide you safely through opening up a wall between your kitchen and dining room? We think NOT.
May is National Building Safety Month, the 40th anniversary, to be exact! This is the perfect time to think about, talk about and ensure that your building projects, old and new are SAFE!
AIA New Jersey is here to offer our support. ARCHITECTS are creative professionals that are educated and licensed to DESIGN BUILDINGS. Their designs respond to your needs, wants and vision, protect life and public safety, are space and energy-efficient, meet economic constraints and contribute positively to the community and the built environment. Even small DIY projects can quickly spin out of control. Before you pick up that Sawzall, pick up the phone and consult an architect to be sure you have a safe, manageable plan that you can tackle on your own.
Using our FIRM SEARCH locate an Architect near you, set up a virtual meeting, and let their professional expertise guide your DIY project. Every AIA architect is LICENSED to PROTECT the HEALTH, SAFETY and WELFARE of YOU and YOUR FAMILY. Protect your investment. Protect your loved ones. Protect your self. Call an AIA New Jersey Architect and get your DIY projects done with the professional guidance you need to be safe.
By Stacey Ruhle Kliesch, AIA, AIA NJ Advocacy Consultant | Posted in AIA-NJ News, Codes & Regulations | Tagged: #AIA, #AIANJ, #BuildingSafetyMonth, #COVID19, #DIY, #StayAtHome, #ValueOfAnArchitect | Comments (0)
Architects are creative professionals, educated, trained, and experienced in the art and science of building design, and licensed to practice architecture. Their designs respond to client needs, wants and vision, protect public safety, provide economic value, are innovative, inspire and contribute positively to the community and the environment.