Category Archives: Framing

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 […]

Bringing Our Reclaimed Beams Home

We completed several tasks on our critical path to completing our SIP roof today.  An important task was to have all of the beams on site so they could be graded.  Having our beams is critical so the structural framing can be completed on the ground floor so we can move the SIPs onto the […]

Preparing for SIPs

A number of project elements (tasks) are going to come together in the next week so we can start assembling our SIPs. We now have an integrated and feasible short-term plan that will see our house rising out of the ground decisively by the end of March.  The next week should be interesting to see […]

Finalizing the Milling of Our Reclaimed Wooden Beams

‘That’s it Bryan.  If you bring any more beams then we won’t make the Thursday deadline.’  Steve Jackel was smiling, but firm. ‘No problem, Steve.  There aren’t any beams left.’  Bryan was smiling, too. Delivering Another Two Beams to Watsonville After coordinating the 2-inch rigid insulation for the exposed slab this morning, Bryan delivered the […]