Thursday, October 28, 2010

Beneath The Eaves.

Next Project: Install Beautiful Bright Blue Soffits Beneath the Eaves.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

Measure Twice, Cut Once.

The installation of the plywood sheathing on the eaves outside the Adult Room. Next will come the plywood sheathing for the eaves outside the Program Room.

Friday, August 27, 2010

The Ceiling Insulation Mobile

When the work is completed, our ceilings will have 9.6" of insulation. That's just enough to keep warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Up On The Roof!

The Flat Living Roof. Skylights Above The Main Room.

The Sloped Living Roof and Restroom Skylights.

"The Dog House." The Roof Vent For the Heating Unit.

Monday, July 26, 2010

They're Working On Our Parapet Roof.

A Parapet Roof has a low protective wall or railing along the edge of the roof.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Outside Of Our New Library Will Become Bright Yellow In The Next Couple of Weeks!

It's our DensGlass Sheathing, the under layer we're using that will resist the effects of moisture exposure during and after construction.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Front Entrance To the New Library

The Program Room

The Children's Room

The Adult Room

The Teen Room

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Good Luck Landed Just Outside the Entrance to the New Library

Reference question for the day: Can you identify what type of bird this is?

Update: According to Wild Care in Marin and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy in San Francisco, this is a Red Tail Hawk, possibly a female.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Lots of Scaffolding and Metal Framing

Metal Framing is less expensive, fire resistant, and termites can't eat it.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The cement floor in our restrooms.

Notice the different level in height between the restrooms and the main floor of the library. The main floor will rise to the height of the restrooms, once the electric wiring, ducts, and heating are in place.

Ingenuity in the Construction Industry

Notice the front tires of the Cement Pump truck are not touching the ground?

Notice the Concrete Pump truck is being held up by these Outriggers?

Each cubic yard of concrete weighs approximately 3500 pounds. When it flows through the pump, the weight of the concrete is enough to pop the tires or tip the concrete pump on its side. As a safety measure they use the outriggers to prop the pump up and avoid catastrophe.