Weekly Poll (18)


Do you agree with the Japanese government’s decision to scrap Zaha Hadid’s design for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after construction cost estimates nearly doubled for the venue?


Researchers are currently developing a glass-based coating for ships and rooftops. Do you believe this will be beneficial for protecting them from heat and sun?


The owner of a nationally protected mansion in the UK is facing a prison term for modernizing the home in violation of the law. Does the punishment fit the crime?


A Chinese company has 3D-printed a five-story apartment building. Would you live in it?


What is the best way to fund infrastructure maintenance in the U.S. going forward?


A building collapse in New Orleans’ historic French Quarter has raised concern over city building inspections, which do not include structural interiors. What do you think of this policy?


San Francisco has slapped "Earthquake Warning" labels on buildings whose owners are not complying with a new retrofit program. Owners are crying foul. What do you think?


New York City will allow a developer to build a separate entrance ("poor door") and elevator for tenants in lower-income units of a new rental property. What do you think?


What is your general opinion of local historical commissions?


Neighbors in a historic district are protesting a nearly completed modernist home that the historic commission approved, then a city board rejected. A judge may order the home torn down. What do you think?


Generally speaking, do you think that constructing Olympic and World Cup venues is worth the investment?


A California judge has handed three former makers of lead-based paint their first big defeat and a $1.15 billion abatement tab. Good call or bad call?


Some men’s prison cells and boys’ locker rooms have been painted pink in order to soothe or humiliate occupants. What do you think of this idea?


What is your preferred social media tool for business?


The buyer of a foreclosed, century-old home sold for $3,600 was awarded $115,000 because she did not receive an EPA lead notice. Who should be responsible for such notifications?


Federal lawmakers have reintroduced a bill to allow homeowners to opt out of the EPA’s lead-safe painting requirements. Do you support this plan?


Some cities are considering regulating exterior paint colors for commercial buildings. Is this a good idea?


How much of the existing commercial building stock will be retrofitted with energy-efficient components (walls, curtain walls, roofs) in the next 10 years?


 
 
   

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