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Truss The Process

Its been a little while since I’ve written a blog so I figured i would write a quick one based off of yesterdays progress.  The truss’ are up!!!   Yesterday we spent all day on site assembling the beams,  connecting them to the posts and finally attaching the truss’.  We used a system of blocking to … Continue reading

TRUSS THE PROCESS PT. 2

The past 4 days have been crazy, from getting all the shop drawings, lumber, cutting the lumber at weird angles, painting, & assembling the parts and pieces. Coming into the shop from 9:30am to 1:30am everyday was really tiring. But we can finally see the pavilion and how cool it really is going to be. … Continue reading

Truss in the process…

The trusses are cut, primed and assembled, and after a short layover in the painting booth, they will be on their way to the site! The project is progressing rapidly now and it won’t be long until the pavilion will be ready for action! Because all the pieces are prefabricated, we should be able to … Continue reading

Color Schemes

As some of our team began to put together the truss system for the roof over the weekend, I started to examine different color schemes that we could possibly use for the shade structure. Earlier in the design phase of our project, our client had mentioned about the possibility of incorporating the colors on the surrounding … Continue reading

Blast From the Past

The past few days have been primarily demolition and construction. This is the first time for everyone in our studio that we are building something we have designed ourselves. We have moved from models, drawings, and the computer into the real physical world. This experience has been an eye-opening one. Understanding the practicalities of building … Continue reading

Setting the foundation-Proceed at your own risk!

This weekend my studio v friends along with our professor tore down the old reading structure that once stood in the same relative location as our new structure sits. Today we started setting the post in the ground and making sure everything will line up exactly like we need in order to get our beams … Continue reading

It’s Hammer Time!!

That’s right!! Grab your pry bars, long handled sledges, steel toed boots, because it’s demo time! Tomorrow, Studio V will be on site to demolish the existing pavilion to make room for our new design. In addition, we are going to be submitting our construction documents (CD) set for approval on Monday. Things are really … Continue reading

Storage & Seating Final Adjustments

Over the past few days, my team member Christian and I have been working extensively on making adjustments to the seating and storage that we have designed. A big part of the adjustments that we have been making addresses how the various board slats will go together. We will be using 1×3.5 slats of lumber … Continue reading

CAMARADERIE

These past 2-3 weeks have been the toughest, most hard working, work cranking weeks of the semester so far. We’ve spent hours before and after scheduled studio, spent entire nights, and entire weekends in the studio. Last week we proposed a few designs after a long weekend to our engineer. We made a few different … Continue reading

Details

We are now in the last few days of preparation before we begin construction on the final pavilion.  Right, now we are mostly divided working on individual tasks such as pricing, construction documents, detail drawings, and mock ups so that we are fully prepared for whats to come.  Hopefully, by the end of today we … Continue reading