I work on building maintenance, renovation, upgrades to meet fire prevention regulations, fire doors, plating, space compartmentalization, fireproof sealing of system passages, escape routes, refuge areas. But before all this, the memory of the building must be analyzed and reconstructed through surveys, mapping and stratigraphy.
For us, an architect’s idea, plan or drawing means calculations, tests and preliminary studies. It’s a team effort that involves the entire technical department: experts, surveyors, architects, and engineers.
“Stripping out” means returning the space to its empty state, removing everything that’s not structural, and then bringing it in line with regulations or converting it to accommodate new functions or needs to fit a coordinated image in the case of commercial spaces.
I like getting my hands dirty on the construction site and using the tools of the project manager.
Recently, in my spare time, I built a bike – a “fixed” bike. Changing a car tire or fitting chains comes naturally to me. Wearing high heels, on the other hand, is a problem.