Papering the Design

‘Just get your engineers to document what has been built,’ Howard said at 3:00 pm.  ‘Then, no interpretation will be required.’ 

It was a busy day.

Sustainability Breakfast

Eric Venzon, Chris Hill, Daniel Bettencourt and Bryan went to the Silicon Valley’s ‘Sustainability Breakfast‘ this morning.  It was outstanding!

The event, hosted by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal and Johnson Controls, was held at the Computer History Museum on Shoreline Road so we all met the TEAMWRKX offices at Highway 101 and Highway 880.  Using the commuter lane, it was a quick 12 minute trip to the Computer History Museum and we were signed in by 7:35 am.

The panel discussion went from 8:00 to 9:30 and then the panel discussion started and was over by 10:00 am. 

Sustainability Breakfast at the Computer History Museum.  Left to right are ???, Publisher of Silicon Valley Business Journal, Woodrow Clark Quantitative Economist and Nobel Peace Prize Recipient, Suvi Sharma, CEO of Solaria Corporation, Marianne Wu, Partner Mohr Davidow Ventures, David Nieh, General Manager Shui On Land, and Tom Quinn, CEO and Founder EFuel.

Sustainability Breakfast at the Computer History Museum. Left to right are James MacGregor, Publisher Silicon Valley Business Journal, Woodrow Clark, Quantitative Economist and Nobel Peace Prize Recipient, Suvi Sharma, CEO Solaria Corporation, Marianne Wu, Partner Mohr Davidow Ventures, David Nieh, General Manager Shui On Land, and Tom Quinn, CEO and Founder EFuel.

Design Documentation 

After the Sustainability Breakfast, Bryan picked up the documents from ISE and then Duquette Engineering.  With that in hand, Bryan delivered the documentation to the City of Monte Sereno at 11:30 am.

The Building Official with the City of Monte Sereno, Howard Bell, reviewed the documentation and interpreted several parts of the rebar layout on the sketches in a different manner than the engineers intended.  He called Bryan to say so. 

Back to the City of Monte Sereno at 3:00 pm.  The Building Official wanted to have clear, unambiguous design documentation to follow that did not require interpretation (which could be wrong).  And, we had to obtain ‘wet-signed’ plans from both Duquette Engineering and Innovative Structural Engineering so the reinforcing steel layout could be approved.  All before we shoot the shotcrete tomorrow morning. 

So Bryan called both engineering firms and had them change the documentation so it was clear and unambiguous.

Bryan will deliver the documentation to the City of Monte Sereno when it opens at 9:00 am on Thursday morning.

Site ready for shotcrete tomorrow morning.  Note the Miradrain over the blue insulation at the back of the foundation wall.  Also, note the blue tarps protecting the completed foundation walls that will be exposed.

Site ready for shotcrete tomorrow morning. Note the Miradrain over the blue insulation at the back of the foundation wall. Also, note the blue tarps protecting the completed foundation walls that will be exposed.

Kitchen wall showing reinforcing steel that will be covered with concrete in less than 24 hours.

Kitchen wall showing reinforcing steel that will be covered with concrete in less than 24 hours.

Feature wall in Dining Room, ready for shotcrete tomorrow.

Feature wall in Dining Room, ready for shotcrete tomorrow.

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