Here, There and Everywhere

Here, There and Everywhere

Cabinet fitters are installing the cabinetry in many of the rooms. Specialized technicians in the utility rooms are making all of the connections to the complex wiring systems. Subfloors are being laid in every room. And doors and trim are transformed with various stains and finishes. This is the confluence of systems, finishes, fixtures and fittings coming together perfectly. In the coming month as we prepare for the kitchen, appliances and other fitted equipment throughout the home, the attention to detail just becomes more and more acute. But for now, this is a good place to be.

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Beams and Columns: Part II

Beams and Columns: Part II

Here’s a look at the basement and ground floor steel frame mostly completed. With the summer heat upon us, it’s hot work down here as the guys finish bolting and welding connections to allow the next level of the steel frame to be constructed. Corrugated steel floor decking will be in place soon, so that framing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing components can begin in parallel. And that‘s when things really heat up.

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Beams and Columns: Part I

Beams and Columns: Part I

With the arrival of the steel beams and girders, this is the first day of the installation. If all of the pieces fit together without a hitch, we’ll have two floors and a roof-frame erected in the next two months. There are parts of construction that are detailed and slow to show progress, but steel erection happens rapidly and the transformation of the job site is quite dramatic. This building, is quite literally, on it’s way up.

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Ready for Steel

Ready for Steel

In a month or two this site will be transformed from a concrete form to a rising steel structure. Connector plates and bolt-downs are in place and detailed checks are being made to ensure when the steel columns and beams get erected, they fit nicely together. And with all of the plywood forms removed, we can now transfer the elevation control lines to the concrete walls using our transit device and a good eye.

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Look Up

Look Up

This home is growing up dominated by the surrounding trees, the wooded hills and skyline. It’s until you’re inside, the view of the outdoor landscape naturally forces the eye to see upwards, capturing as much of the ceiling detail, as the floor of the interior. This is also where there’s a lot of attention being paid to the planked ceiling that connects the indoor and outdoor spaces. Meanwhile, the stone masons have put the finishing touches to the grand fireplace and expansive granite walls. And with much of the corten steel panels installed, we’re diligently fabricating and installing the stainless steel flashing that will cap the entire rooftop parapets.

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