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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We need a raise

It’s not that we need a raise. We need to raise some walls up from the ground, and that is what we accomplished. We raised our first wall!  Most of us have never framed a wall before. Those of us who have framed before have not used the advanced framing system that we are using. ...

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Getting in the Right Frame of Mind

      We are finishing up our final work on the slab for now as we prepare to begin framing! In order to prevent cracking from happening where it be an eyesore, we cut three expansion joints in the slab. All concrete slabs will crack at some point; expansions joints are a way of ...

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