Florida Construction Blog

Plumbing Connections in a Restaurant
23Oct
10 Common Restaurant Plumbing Connections
By: Max Tripodi

Over the years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has created a Plan Review for Food Establishments to describe the processes for reviewing plans for the design and construction of new food establishments, as well as the redesign, remodel or conversion of existing establishments. FDA Plan Review guides set guidelines for electrical, mechanical, and plumbing […]

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commercial design
18Oct
Common Reasons Why Commercial Building Plans Are Disapproved
By: Max Tripodi

Gaining approval from local and state governments on a commercial construction project can pose quite the challenge. Meeting building code elements such as fire safety and accessibility requirements can put a project on hold if not incorporated correctly. In this article, RCA Contractors Inc. will discuss some of the most common reasons why commercial building […]

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concepts for restaurant design
9Oct
Concepts for Restaurant Design That Serve Different Types of Customers
By: Max Tripodi

Different Customers, Different Experiences: Mixing Concepts for Restaurant Design The paintings for sale in the café. The barroom next to the dining room. The gift shop on the way out of the ice cream parlor. Mixed-use concepts for restaurant design aren’t new, but they are taking on a renewed spark with a postmodern flair.   […]

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Restaurant Construction Standards
28Aug
What Are Florida’s Restaurant Construction Standards?
By: Max Tripodi

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) is the governing body that creates standards regarding preparing, processing, or selling food for human consumption in the state of Florida.  They also provide guidance on basic standards for restaurant construction in Florida. All food establishments are required to have an initial inspection for permitting prior […]

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walk-in freezer maintenance issues
20Feb
Walk-in Freezers & Walk-in Coolers: Maintenance Issues That Lead To Violation Notices
By: Max Tripodi

In South Florida, walk-in freezers, coolers and chillers are essential to any successful restaurant, cafeteria, or commercial food store. However, this equipment can be the source of many headaches because of their large energy usage and the reason for many issues with state and local food and safety inspectors. Common Violations with Walk-in Freezers & […]

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