Richard Holman, an instructor in the Environmental Studies Department at De Anza College, visited our site today. He teaches energy courses, such as design of solar thermal systems. Once we install our geothermal and other systems, Richard may bring his students for a site visit.
Also, Bryan bought a number of Simpson Strong Tie products that will be used for our framing on the ground floor.
Richard Holman arrives at our job site.
Richard, not familiar with SIPs (structural insulated panels), peeked under the protective tarps.
Richard spotted, and liked, the FSC-certified wood that we are using in our project.
At the back of the house, we will hang the Paralam beam to other beams, which will require Simpson hangers.
Stack of Simpson 6x hangers.
Simpson SDS fasteners and galvanized nuts for anchor bolts.