Monthly Archives: March 2010

Confirming the Last Measurements for Our W8x18 Steel Beam

Bryan was at the job site early this morning to confirm the last measurements for our steel beam.  Then, off to Watsonville to pick up 4 of our 20 remilled wooden beams from the original house.  And, finally, a stop at Peninsula Building Materials for our Simpson Strong Tie connectors. And, it was a beautiful, […]

Staying on Track

Our project is complex and we’re doing our best to stay on track. However, our non-maleable building materials (i.e., concrete, glass and steel) make it difficult to correct mistakes or make other changes and, consequently, we’re taking more time and money than we had planned for this project.  That said, a LEED-H Platinum project, by definition, requires […]

Building SIP Ponywalls, Hosting Visitors, and Presenting Our Project

We have a sense of urgency to complete our project.  Our feelings are heightened when it is raining. But today we throroughly enjoyed a beautiful, blue-sky California day.  Spectacular! Our tasks included building our SIP pony walls and hosting Jerry’s Kauffman’s class from San Jose City College.  In between, we were absolutely delighted, and honored, to host […]