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Located in San Diego, California. Serving California, Oregon, & Washington. LBD specializes in General Construction, Commercial & Residential Construction (New, Custom, & Tenant Improvements) for Fortune 500 Companies, Architects, Developers, Government & Private Sector.

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Historical Building Construction

Laidlaw Building & Development acknowledges that one of the most sustainable types of construction is the preservation, restoration, reconstruction and/or the rehabilitation of historical buildings. The process to successfully preserve, restore, reconstruct, and/or rehabilitate a historical building is one that requires in-depth planning, knowledge, coordination, and care.

LBD's hands-on method allows for understanding the best approach and the most appropriate treatment, for a historical landscape or building, which is vital to the project's success. The choice of treatment depends on a variety of factors, including the property's historical significance, physical condition, proposed use, and intended interpretation.

An essential, practical question to ask is: Will the building be used as it was historically or will it be granted a new use? Many historic buildings can be modified for new uses without seriously damaging their historic character.

Historic buildings are used as the example below. The decision-making process would be similar to other property types. More frequently, buildings that contribute to the significance of a historic district but are not individually listed in the National Register undergo Rehabilitation for a compatible new use.

Types Of Historical Construction:

  • Preservation construction focuses on the maintenance and repair of existing historic materials and retention of a property's form as it has evolved over time.
  • Rehabilitation construction acknowledges the need to alter or add to a historic property to meet continuing or changing uses while retaining the property's historic character.
  • Restoration construction depicts a property at a particular period of time in its history while removing evidence of other periods.
  • Reconstruction enables the ability to re-create vanished or non-surviving portions of a property for each client's interpretive purposes and vision.

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