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9/19/17 Association Budgets

posted by Jen

It is that time again where Community Association Boards and Property Managers begin to think about their budgets for next year.  A great article came out recently in the Chicago Tribune talking about the importance of making sure your yearly Association budget is done correctly. It is hard to have an accurate budget without a current Reserve Study! Email Jen today at jk@jhersheyarchitecture.com to request a Reserve study Proposal or a Sample Report!

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9/7/17 Privacy Wall

posted by Jen

We are currently designing repairs to the stucco privacy wall for an Association as shown below in Pennsylvania. The wall stretches approximately 900 feet. Along with the privacy wall repairs we are also redesigning one of the drive entries to include reworking the ingress/egress, adding a “faux” gate house with electronic powered gates and re-configuring the road pavement.

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8/29/17 Roofs

posted by Jen

The low slope roof sections at the property shown below were recently re-roofed and unfortunately it now has more leaks than before. We were asked for our expert opinion to evaluate the cause of the current leaks. Note: Unfortunately, professional specifications and construction oversight were not performed prior to our involvement as is often the case.

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8/22/17 CEU Credits

posted by Jen

Are you a Property Manager needing CEU credits but do not have the time to travel somewhere for a class? What if we could bring the class to you? J. Hershey Architecture is certified by CAMICB to provide 1 CEU Credit for Property Managers on the topic of Water Infiltration or Reserve Studies. We can come to your office and present a one-hour Lunch and Learn, afternoon break, or breakfast seminar at a time that works for your entire Team at no cost to you! Pass this on to whoever in your office oversees scheduling office events and have them call 847-549-5900 or email Jen at jk@jhersheyarchitecture.com to schedule. It’s that easy!

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8/09/17 Caulk

posted by Jen

Caulk is a great product when used properly, but very often it’s use exacerbates the issue rather than correcting it. If you have water infiltration issues please give us a call before attempting to make the repairs.

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08/07/17 Chicago Water Storage Tank

posted by Jen

Due to recent failures of some aging rooftop water storage tanks on historic Chicago buildings, many Associations are choosing to have them removed if no longer in use. This past weekend we performed construction oversight for the removal of the water storage tank shown below. This particular building was built in 1921 and converted to residences in 2006, which means their water storage tank was almost 100 years old!

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7/26/17 July Blue Print

posted by Jen

Check out our July issue of the The Blue Print which features an update on John’s recent travels to our Orlando office and an upcoming speaking engagement with CAI Central Ohio! This issue also covers the wide variety of expert services we can offer property managers to simply their lives and be the one-stop firm for the needs of their Associations.

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7/20/17 Swimming Pool

posted by Jen

In this heat wave a pool is a wonderful amenity. Why not enclose it for use throughout the year. That is what this community Association in Pennsylvania would like to do. For a design consultation with one of our design professionals contact us at www.jhersheyarchitecture.com.

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7/14/17 Florida

posted by Jen

JHA staff had a fantastic time last night attending the CAI Central Florida Meet the Managers Event in Orlando! As a Business Partner we rotated the room every three minutes, networking in a “speed dating” format with Property Managers from over twenty different management companies!

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7/11/17 Erosion

posted by Jen

There is a right way and a wrong way to control erosion along the shoreline of a pond. We were informed this stonework was done only a year ago (probably at a significant cost) and it is already failing. How many problems can you see with this construction?