Monthly Archives: September 2009

Planning to Put Our Construction Project on Display

We are planning to put our construction project on display so we can show others how we are following ‘green building principles’ by using innovative building materials and innovative construction practices.  We decided to offer six informational sessions from now (October 2009) through May 2010 and invite people in the construction industry value chain to attend. […]

Nik Tests the Stairs

Our son, Nik, tested the stairs today. His younger sister, Kate, tested the stairs on the day the stairs and bridges were installed. First, he inspected the stairs carefully, including the landing and opening to the pantry.  Then, Nik ran up the stairs. The stairs passed the test and received Nik’s approval.

Discussing Next Steps with Bill Brown

We put our project on hold for three months while the stairs and two bridges were designed, engineered, fabricated and installed. Bill Brown met Bryan at the project site today and reviewed the stairs and bridges.  And tested each of them. Discussion with Bill Brown Bryan met with Bill for several reasons.  First, Bill wanted […]

Proposing Changes to Monte Sereno’s Sign Ordinance

Monte Sereno does not allow signs to be posted within the city boundaries.  The ordinance prohibits all signs and then allows five exceptions. We would like a sixth exception so we can have a sign showing the ‘green’ features of our Eichler.  This will help to educate others in our community and we will meet the […]

Installing Our Stairs and Bridges

Today was a big day for us.  A very big day. The team from Larson Steel (Hector, ‘Little Hector’ and ‘Little Pete’) was fabulous.  They worked well with Ben, our crane operator from West Coast Crane. Background on the Stairs and Bridges With our atrium going through to the lower level, our bridges and stairs will be […]