Tag Archives: Framing

Working with a Crane

The heavy rains yesterday were depressing as we thought of working with a crane today.  Fortunately, we enjoyed a dry and sunny day! We had four tasks for the crane, and we completed them all.  Our crane operator today was Jose Melendez, and he continued to show why we like working with West Coast Cranes:  He was safe, knowledgable, expeditious […]

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, […]

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 […]

Reviewing Our Progress

Jo-Anne and Nik came to the site today to review our progress (Jo-Anne wanted to verify the actual progress herself, as noted yesterday).  Everything looked fine to them, especially in the sunshine. Reviewing Kate’s Bathroom After reviewing the progress, Jo-Anne made a change to Kate’s bathroom as she would prefer Kate to have a pony wall […]

Starting to Frame the Interior Walls on the Ground Floor

We’re framing the interior walls on the ground floor.  It feels good to emerge out of the ground! Framing the Interior Walls on the Ground Floor Since the concrete floors have been completed on the ground floor, and the weather was clear, Dave Edwards’ team was able to start framing the interior walls. There really […]

Furring the Ceiling in the Lower Level

The final parts of the framing with wrapping up in our lower level today.  As well, we started the furring under the hollow core concrete panels. Furring the Ceiling We designed the basement ceiling to reuse the Redwood decking from the original house, which has been ripped in two and remilled by Jackel Enterprises in […]