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Burnham Nationwide Expands Adaptive Reuse Services

By: Prodigy
10/31/2023, Chicago, IL // PRODIGY: Feature Story //

Burnham Nationwide is pleased to share that it has expanded its adaptive reuse services across the nation. It has been helping project managers and owners with building code consulting and permit expediting services. Adaptive reuse is a process where unused office spaces are repurposed or, simply put, office-to-residential conversion. The pandemic has changed work dynamics and forced offices to shut down and employees to work remotely. As a result, many office spaces have become vacant and a dead investment for property owners. With the work-from-home culture on the rise, there is an increasing demand for affordable housing, especially in urban areas.

Burnham Nationwide works in over 3,000 cities across the United States.
Burnham Nationwide

For cities currently facing a housing crisis, it is only practical to convert commercial buildings into affordable residential spaces. However, it is not as easy as it sounds. Local laws that dictate how a land or building can be used within a specific area or neighborhood should be considered. Zones are commonly divided into residential, commercial, and industrial. A certain amount of rezoning needs to be done to change the classification of the property. The experts at Burnham Nationwide are ready to offer their services in this regard.

In 2022 alone, more than 10,000 spaces were converted into apartments. This year, experts projected that the conversions would increase by up to 63 percent, especially in cities like LA, NY, Chicago, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Houston, Detroit, Buffalo, Milwaukee, and Dallas. Burnham, an expert in building code consulting and permit expediting services, explains the challenges and considerations of rezoning. It has extensive experience in conducting due diligence analysis for any conversion.

Converting office buildings may require certain upgrades with electricity, sewage, and water systems. With adequate infrastructure, these spaces will become ideal for housing. Since office spaces and residential buildings are constructed differently, the MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) placements must be adjusted accordingly. Then there are aspects related to historical and architectural preservation. Justin Manalo, head of the LA office, and Laurence Solis, head of the San Francisco office, share their experience with adaptive reuse projects. The details can be found here.

Building code consultant and permit expeditor Burnham Nationwide has 25 years of experience helping owners navigate the process. It knows the process and the policies in cities. They can navigate the codes that apply to the building in that particular state. As part of its building code consulting and permit expediting services, the team identifies every permit needed for specific projects and how to go over the requirements of each city, saving a lot of time and money for building owners. In short, Burnham knows the permits, Burnham knows building codes, and Burnham does field verifications too. Its teams across the nation provide expert insights on special licensing, building code compliance, and permanent and temporary public way permits.

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About Burnham Nationwide

Burnham Nationwide works in over 3,000 cities across the United States. Its clients include Fortune 500 companies and some of the nation’s premier development firms. It offers a systematic, professional approach that streamlines and navigates the complex planning, submission, and approval process so that you don’t have to. With over 30 years of experience in the construction industry, it is the trusted resource for every client and every project. Having obtained well over 100,000 permits nationwide, it has the experience necessary to help with all your permitting needs. Its people, dedication, and passion set it apart from the competition. At Burnham, they are committed to “simply getting it done.”



Burnham Nationwide

Address: 111 W Washington St, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 312-407-7990



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