All hands on deck!

We are really starting to have a space now! Today we had a small crew that laid down the decking for the roof, while others worked on drawings back at the house. The wind was pretty heavy at times on site, which made getting the 4×8 sheets of OSB to the roof that much more ...

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God is in the details

In the aftermath of the emotionally and physically draining Tuesday in the sandstorm and cold, the team decided to focus all available manpower and tackle all tasks on site at full force in the morning and then devote whatever strength remained with other other tasks in the afternoon for a change of scenary. Much of ...

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All We Are Is Dust In the Wind

Today was our first experience of just how windy it can get here. The sand was filling the air. It got in our mouths, eyes, ears, and hair. While dealing with this we had to chase down materials that got blown around. We are working on the sand strom We used a new tool today ...

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How Many Architecture Students Does it Take to Straighten a Curve?

Computer drafted drawings; clean lines designating volumes to be assembled into walls and raised into place without much thought right? Wrong. To those of us without much building experience we are getting a crash course into the personalities inherent in lumber. This is where the art of framing, and translating from design to build comes ...

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Beam me up, Scotty

      After getting the first three walls and columns up, our group needed to put up the second half of the south and north walls, as well as the first beam.  We started the day off by building the south wall and raising it into place.  Next came placing the glulam beam onto ...

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