The new house project under construction in Benicia is coming along nicely. I visited the site with the client and the builder on Wednesday of last week. It was a beautiful autumn day, and the house looked great.
All of the cladding is up and the doors and windows are in! This is exciting as we can now start to see how the house will really look. The owner is having the builder make up some paint mock ups so that she can pick the colors for the siding and trim.
The roofing material has arrived and the builder has started to install the roofing. This has become a critical item because the City Inspector will not final the rough electrical installation until the building is “weather tight”, meaning: siding up, doors and windows in, and roofing complete.
Because the delivery of the roofing material was delayed, and we can’t get the rough electrical inspection finaled, interior work has been delayed. But with the windows in, once the roof is done, the builder should be able to move quickly to install the insulation and sheet rock, then all the finish work can begin.
The house was designed by Oregon Architect Nir Pearlson, for whom I am acting as the local, California, Architect of Record. As the architect of record, I have ensured that the design complies with the California Building Code, provided additional documentation required by California, and am providing Construction Phase services for the client. All of these things are what an architect does for their clients. I am also work on this project in association with New Avenue Homes.
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