Category Archives: Framing

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 […]

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 […]

Assembling Our SIP Wall

We had a several tasks going in parallel today with one delayed until tomorrow.  The tasks on the critical path were progressing as planned, so our overall timeline remains intact. The one task that was delayed was picking up the beams from Watsonville.  The beams could not be ready by noon today, as planned.  Fortunately, […]