With the approval of our building wrap by the City of Monte Sereno on Friday afternoon, we started on building the rainscreen over the radiant barrier on the West side of the house today. Dan Shurter joined the team today and will certainly increase our capacity and accelerate our progress. Addressing the Issues Relating to […]
We took a few minutes to walk around the project site (interior and roof), taking pictures that document our progress to date. Having these photos available will help us to focus our efforts on continuing to refine our comprehensive PERT chart.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]