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Tiny House: Sheathing Attached

Our tiny house project has the feel of a real house now, though reminiscent of the science-fiction TV show ‘The X-Files’. 316 more words


Sheathing Roof and Walls

This stage of the build makes a big visual and structural change to the tiny house. Not only does the appearance become more solid as the framing is covered, but the entire structure becomes completely rigid. 311 more words

Tiny Home: Arborion

What was it about the construction of the NYC World Trade Centre buildings that made them collapse so easily in case of a very hot fire?

Answer by David Kahana:

The design of the towers was unique among steel frame buildings of the time. They were built like a tube within a tube, with the floors supported by trusses that tied on to supporting columns on the outer walls as well as on to the core columns making up the inner tube, where the elevator shafts ran.

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April 2012 - Week Three

Saturday night I joined Marina and her mother to spend Easter Sunday with them.  Around 5:00PM we came back to the house, planted a fig tree, and fenced in some oregano we found growing against the north side fence.  398 more words

New Old House

Detailing / Notes for Weather Barrier

*Updated 3/25/2015: So, we’ll be using the Prosoco Joint & Seam at the OSB joints, and Fast Flash at the openings. In lieu of doing the (expensive) total coverage of the OSB with the Prosoco CAT5, we opted to use a Tyvek Drainwrap for our water barrier ( 308 more words


Weather Resistive Barrier

Okay, I think this is the third time I’m updating this post! I think this is one of the trickiest elements of the house! I was sold on the Prosoco R-Guard system after watching Hammer and Hand’s video on it ( 421 more words


Pre-stressed concrete ? Don't be stressed .


The concrete is strengthened by adding reinforcement bars. But RCC has its own limitations such as higher depths for increased spans. Pre-stressed concrete is a modern day marvel which is a boon to the construction technology .Whenever we think of a large span of beam or slab, invariably , we think Pre-stressed sections. 643 more words