Tag Archives: John Rider

Reviewing Progress on Our Red Front Door

It was a full day today. Al continued working on the roof, trying to stay in front of the forecasted rains for tomorrow (100% probability).  Bryan met with the City of Monte Sereno to review our preliminary lighting control plans, John Rider dropped by to see how the project is developing, Bryan and John met […]

Integrating Our Drainage System

There is no point being ‘weather tight’ until we can move water from our roof to the storm sewer.  Given our desire to harvest all of the rainwater on our roof for landscape irrigation, with our underground cistern, this becomes a bit complicated.  Like our entire project … Rainwater Capture System – Design Overview When […]

Hosting Ute and John Rider

Ute called me yesterday and mentioned that she saw our construction blog and was most interested in seeing our cistern.  She is completing a project in Los Altos and would like to include a rainwater catchment system, including a cistern. Ute explained that she is a client of John Rider. Hosting the Site Visit Ute […]

Placing Our Structural Steel

Today was a huge milestone for our project.  Our structural steel is now in place, ready for the hollow core concrete panels. Preparing for the Day It was a perfect blue-sky, California day to place our steel columns and beams.  Not a cloud in the sky and a faint breeze to keep everything cool and […]