Highcliff Construction Update

As the year winds down so does the construction at our Highcliff Project. It is an important time on site as multiple sub contractors are working simultaneously to bring the project to life. We are currently coordinating the installation of finishes, both interior and exterior. Wood siding, tiles, casework and millwork are underway. Whether in the design phase or in the construction phase, the ability to work as a unit is vital to a successful project. Check back in soon for more updates as we near completion on the Highcliff Residence.

Carlson Park Construction Update

There has been quite a lot of work done since the last time we checked in on our Carlson Park Project. We have been busy designing and building and missed a few key steps in the construction process. We set up a time lapse camera at the site and have edited together the work thus far. Take a look at the demolition, trenching, formwork, concrete pour, first floor framing and beam installation in about 1 minute 30 seconds! We wish construction was actually this fast! Check back in soon for more construction updates.

Highcliff Construction Progress - Glazing Installed

A lot has happened since our last post on the Highcliff Project. All exterior sheathing has been completed, plumbing rough ins are installed and the underlayment for the standing seam metal roof has been applied. Most notably, the sliding doors and windows have been installed! This is a big milestone for a construction project for the simple reason that the interior is now enclosed and the exterior elements are less of a concern. Since the transom windows were tapering, we had to wait for framing to be completed prior to ordering the glazing. These four windows are the only ones remaining and should be on site soon.

A few interesting items to note while looking at the progress photos - 

Aesthetically, a "light" and thin roof was vital to the concept of the design. We utilized what is refereed to as an "unvented roof assembly" detail which allowed us to keep the roof structure as thin as possible. The detail requires that a layer of rigid installation be applied to the underside of the roof sheathing prior to the standard batt insulation. Looking at some of the photos, the metallic looking finish of the ridged insulation can be seen between the roof joists.

Lastly, in one of the photos, the custom beam hangers can be seen. The connections of the beams where the two grids of the geometry of the house connects called for custom saddles. We have a number of these conditions in which the saddles connect three beams. In one particular case we had a connection that was in three axis! Kudos to our steel fabricator who was dead on from his field measurements and fabrication!

Check back in soon as the progress of construction continues!