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Hotel Tankless Water Heater Systems

Hotel Tankless Water Heater Systems

Tankless Water Heater Systems In our last newsletter, I shared the basic considerations for designing hot water systems in order to avoid the colonization of Legionella bacteria. Increasingly popular is the Tankless Water Heater System. In fact, we are now including tankless systems in nearly…

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Hotel Water Systems – Designing for Safe Water

Hotel Water Systems – Designing for Safe Water

Hot Water Systems – Designing for Safe Water There are an estimated 8,000 to 18,000 cases a year of Legionella Disease in the United States. Legionella bacteria, the cause of Legionnaires’ Disease, is commonly found in water.  If your hotel’s domestic hot water system is…

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Hotel Boardroom Design Reimagined!

Hotel Boardroom Design Reimagined!

Boardroom Design Reimagined! Guest preferences continue to evolve! As designers continue to reimagine more functional guestrooms and interactive common spaces, the underutilized boardroom also has begun to change shape. The formerly stale feel of boardroom design has been rapidly progressing into a multifunctional and creative…

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Hotel Rooftop Pools: Design Considerations

Hotel Rooftop Pools: Design Considerations

Rooftop Pools: Design Considerations Because of rising land costs, rooftop swimming pools are becoming a popular space-saving design option.  Setting up an elevated pool, especially one over habitable rooms, involves many design considerations.  Here are a few: Reliable Building Structure – Water is heavy! To put this in…

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High-Rise Design Requirements

High-Rise Design Requirements

High-Rise Design Requirements High-rise hotels have the potential to increase your guest capacity. In my last newsletter, I explained at what point a hotel becomes classified as a high-rise building. In this newsletter, I present the key design considerations for high-rise structures (i.e., above 75…

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Is My Hotel A High-Rise?

Is My Hotel A High-Rise?

High-Rise Possibilities As land costs continue to rise, hotel developers are looking for new ways to maximize density on new projects. One way to increase guest capacity is to add stories to the hotel. Zoning restrictions limit the height potential on some projects; however, others…

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Does My Hotel Need a Generator?

Does My Hotel Need a Generator?

Does My Hotel Need a Generator? Hospitality leaders must prioritize the safety and comfort of their guests!  One important consideration is your provision of an uninterrupted power supply. Guests expect hotel power will be functioning, regardless of natural disasters or other unforeseen electrical malfunctions. During unanticipated…

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Why You Need a Guestroom Master Switch!

Why You Need a Guestroom Master Switch!

Why You Need a Guestroom Master Switch Forty-four states require hotel guestroom master switches of some type. The code requirements behind master switches can be confusing as there are varying requirements by state. Additionally, this area of the code constantly changes to meet new energy…

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3D Fly-Thrus Bring Your Hotel Designs to Life!

3D Fly-Thrus Bring Your Hotel Designs to Life!

3D Fly-Thrus Bring Your Hotel Designs to Life! A 3D fly-thru animation is a virtual video tour of your hotel design. These animations bring your project to life by showing the final product while still under design. Our clients use fly-thrus to enhance the design…

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We Are Hiring Hotel Architects!

We Are Hiring Hotel Architects!

We Are Hiring Hotel Architects! As one of the fastest growing and innovative AE firms in the US, Base4 is expanding our team. We are seeking cutting edge Architectural Project Managers experienced in working with clients to turn their architectural needs into reality, overseeing every…

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