With ice storms hammering Oklahoma the last few days, it might be a good idea to do a walk through on all of your district buildings. Ice is not only hard on trees and electrical infrastructure, it's also hard on roofs and other exposed surfaces. Here are a few items to check:
Maintenance isn’t always fun, and it's sometimes hard to find the areas that may give you issues later in the winter. Prioritizing the areas that are issues now may save you time and a potential lawsuit later. It’s important to remember that clogged scuppers and drains on roofs can cause unusual issues and can take time to track down. The dry weather and high winds we have had over the past eight weeks can easily pack dust, leaves and other debris into a drain and cause it to not work correctly.
October storms caught us all before we could get our normal pre-winter maintenance completed. But it’s better to figure it out now while we still have mild weather in the forecast that will allow us to correct the issues than waiting until mid-winter when the weather may not cooperate with repairs and maintenance.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has issued a memorandum to all U.S. Attorneys directing that the Department of Justice's new policy is that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not protect employees from discrimination based on transgender status.
A collection of Oklahoma education-related news of the week.
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It’s the end of tornado season, and hopefully, everyone made it through safe and sound. As architects, we always encourage schools to review their emergency plans every year because as spring rolls around, we can count on receiving numerous calls concerning tornado safety.