What do you want from a contractor? That he builds exactly what you ask for, right? In the Netherlands you rarely get that, because you’re not the one in charge under a traditional Dutch building contract. Money is leading. Not your money, but the contractor’s money. And he can not really earn a living unless […]
Sustainable construction has many advantages for real estate investors, users and tenants of buildings, and for society. Read tips, ideas, approaches and examples. And how economic, social and effectively combine into environmental sustainability.
Did you know that there exists a method called Open Building that allows affordability, happiness and health to link buildings in developing cities? You only need to look at yourself to know when you feel really happy in your living or working environment. That is when you have an influence over it, when that environment […]
There is something very strange going on in the building world if you look at the order in which decisions are now made for you as end user. These can cause you considerable damage. As an End User you do not get what you want and pay way too much. The name End User often implies […]
Does the heat in your house escape through the walls as well as through the roof? If so, I can imagine that you would want to start renovating and insulating. A good decision, definitely, because your living comfort will increase and you can expect a considerably lower energy bill. And that’s where things go wrong! […]
Can I ask you something? Who do you think is the best sponsor when it comes to your new home or workplace? Is that the investor, developer, architect or contractor? No, that really is you! For years BRIQS has been arguing passionately for more influence for you in the development and construction process. Experience and research […]