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Welcome to the DRAMS Architects and Construction article page!

Here, you will find a wealth of information about pre-construction, architecture, engineering, and construction. Our articles are designed to educate and inform our clients about the various aspects of the building process. From understanding the importance of pre-construction planning to learning about the latest construction techniques and materials, we strive to provide valuable insights to help you make informed decisions about your project. Whether you are a seasoned developer or a first-time homeowner, we hope our articles will help you navigate the exciting world of construction confidently.

How to get a building permit in 

San Francisco?

Are you in the process of starting a construction project in the San Francisco Bay Area? If so, you'll need to obtain a construction permit before you can begin work. Obtaining a permit can be a daunting task, but with the right information and guidance, it can be a smooth and straightforward process.

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What are the

pre-construction processes?

The pre-construction process is a crucial phase in any construction project. At DRAMS Architects and Construction, we understand the importance of this phase and strive to make it as seamless and efficient as possible for our clients.

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How to obtain a conditional use permit (CUP)?

​Are you in need of a conditional use permit (CUP) for your business or construction project? DRAMS Architects and Construction can help.

A CUP is a special permission granted by local governments to allow a use of a property that may not be permitted under the standard zoning regulations. This could include things like building a new commercial development in a residential area, or operating a restaurant in a primarily office-oriented neighborhood.

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What are the differences between a Administrative use permit (AUP) and a conditional (CUP) one?

It is important to understand the various permits and approvals required for your projects. Two such permits that you may encounter in your work are administrative use permits (AUPs) and conditional use permits (CUPs). While both AUPs and CUPs serve similar purposes, there are some key differences between the two that you should be aware of.

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The golden rules to make your construction project

As a property owner, you know that construction is a significant investment. When it comes to the design phase of your project, it's understandable that you may be tempted to cut costs wherever possible. However, trying to save money on design fees can end up costing you more in the long run.

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