Even with a plan or a perspective drawn by architects and engineers, we cannot totally jump into the conclusion that a building is perfect. With the passing of time, minor or major changes are taken into consideration primarily because of contributory or causal factors. Examples of these intervening factors include following certain state laws and policies, standards in building construction, adherence to security and safety procedures, and most importantly, provision of access to physically challenged or differently-abled individuals. Change is something we cannot stop or ignore because it is constant in our lives. When something needs to be in compliance with respect to building codes, it must be addressed as soon as possible to prevent legal impediments. Though this is something people can avoid, upgrades are always coming in order for the good of all. Pessimism is something that has no room in this ever-changing world. It will never hurt us when we embrace change because if we resist it, it’s like we’re trying to defeat a nemesis in our very own lives. This article will hopefully lay down and explain concepts that are in connection with the plan to retrofit a building. Prior adjustments to the structure’s dimension When a town is envisioned to become a busy city in the future, the construction of a building must consider the road right of way. If the site has a wider area, builders should spare a few meters for the sidewalks, alleys and of the road. This is included in the proper zoning under a city engineer and an administrator for planning and development. Following this plan will avoid demolishing a part of the structure that is clearly an obstruction. Compressed type construction and design For buildings with limited land area, it is impossible to extend construction sideways. The best option for this problem is extending its length leading upwards. It’s technically following the vertical-developmental approach by creating more spacious rooms on every floor. This doesn’t mean sacrificing building quality standards, rather a contingency plan to address limited land areas. Provision for fire alarms and fire exits In cases where a building did not pass the minimum requirements for the fire safety inspection, management should immediately identify the weak points of the structure and start identifying the nearest and convenient fire exits. An escape route must be posted on every floor near a fire extinguisher. This will lead people inside the building to evacuate in case of fire and most often, steel ladders attached outside the building serve as outlets to safety below. In addition, sprinklers temporarily put out the fire to prevent a conflagration. Turning stairs into ramps This retrofitting procedure takes care of our differently-abled brothers and sisters. Wheelchairs can easily travel on ramps compared to the burden of lifting it on the stairways. As an additional feature, slippery portions of the floor are replaced with a rough finish to avoid bad falls and other untoward accidents. CCTV Installation Most importantly, this equipment assures or guarantees every one of their security and safety from crimes and other illegal activities that are perpetuated by lawless elements in society.