A building code is a set of rules that specify the minimum acceptable level of safety for constructed objects such as buildings and non-building structures.
The operative word is "minimum" in the definition above. Building codes are not the lofty standards set to protect us as you might think. Building codes are in fact minimum standards mandated by the governing authorities. As you consider a new facility, do you really want to benchmark the design and construction to the minimum acceptable practice?
The Design/Build Team at R.R. Simmons has developed through our experience key benchmark standards that truly protect your investment rather than leave it open to undue risk. Our team has identified critical building components, systems, and protocols that operate in a more failsafe manner to protect your property, people, and business. This Smartguarding insures your business will be less exposed to natural occurring risks. The value to cost ratio of many of our suggestions is very high. This is to say that for minimum financial investment we will provide you with a risk avoidance solution whose benefit greatly exceeds the initial cost.
Our team has identified systems and solutions for enhancing the structural integrity of the building envelope so that your risk from Mother Nature is minimized. Solutions range from sophisticated glazing systems to high velocity roofing and beyond. R.R. Simmons carefully examines the vulnerability of your project and then offers you a laundry list of potential choices to offset your risk. Each suggestion is measured by cost/benefit and return on investiment to your firm.
As with any such program, you may wish to scale up or scale down the suggestions depending on your own level of risk tolerance. R.R. Simmons has expertise in the design and construction of buildings that are capable of withstanding Class 5 hurricane force winds. Each evaluation is custom tailored to your business need and the location. This is not a one-size fits all approach but a carefully executed and holistic solution to help you manage your risks.
Rather than place your next facility in harm’s way, let the Design/Builders of R.R. Simmons prescribe a practical solution to smart guard your new facility.
CodePlus™ is a distinct protocol and service of the R. R. Simmons family of service providers.