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The Roof and Cutting Aluminum

July 8, 2009
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A busy day filled with noise and decisions. In a quick methodical sweep, the structure team brought down the roof with our first moves to organize the disassembly. The rack/roof team started to make their aluminum cuts.

The facade team works through their problems with cutting angles on the ends of the aluminum angles in time to ship off this Friday. The site team poured the concrete foundation pads.

The interior team is getting ready to order materials. The HVAC team has been drawing layouts for duct work. The electrical team (Faete) has been working nonstop with his testing of our sanyo double hit solar panels and the other equipment connections.

The teams are beginning to see the impact of the critical time frames each team has on one another. The importance of staying on track is not overthrown but careful and thoughtful decisions.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Brent Castro permalink
    July 9, 2009 4:58 am

    Over the past few day I have actually learned a lot, and I am excited about that-

    At first I was confused about the structure, due to the fact that I did not understand what a SIP wall was, and now after the first day I feel that I understand what a Structurally Insulated Panel is and what it entails.

    Even after the class I decided to look more into SIP’s and found out some great information
    -They are 66% more energy efficient that standard construction frames
    -2 and a 1/2 times stronger than standard building materials
    -Cuts the framing time by 4/3rds

    I also enjoyed learning about Finland’s innovated LVL’s and the Double Back Solar Panels

    Today, we took down the roof system, which I was a little skeptical that we would get it done and in turn was pleasantly surprised that as a team we did-

    I am really excited about this project and about all the new information I am about to gain-

    -brent

  2. Amanda Gann permalink
    July 9, 2009 9:33 pm

    Today was great! All the teams have been working really hard! GO TEAMS! Today, the site team continued our work on the concrete footers for the building/deck. Maudy, Matt, and I put together some more forms for the smaller footers for the deck as we finished setting the last two footers for the building. Tomorrow, we will pour the footers for the two that we made today and build four more forms for the deck footers. Looking forward to finally knowing our site so that we can get started on the site analysis! YAY SITE ANALYSIS! I hope we get the one we want!

  3. Maudy permalink
    July 10, 2009 12:41 pm

    Today (July 8) our group made 2 concrete forms and 2 jigs for the anchor. Then we mixed concrete then pour it to the forms.

  4. Jon Kahner permalink
    July 10, 2009 9:31 pm

    Today I primarily worked on autocad to get the designs into the UTzero format. I also learned of the “Winter Garden” and the need for a ventilation system for this space. The placement of the Heat Exchanger has been moved inside the space as well, by utilizing a partition wall inside the space. The partition wall will enclose all electrical, mechanical, wiring and refrigerant/condensate lines. This further simplifies and improves the design of the HVAC system.

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