Primed and Ready

Today we continue our in-house build with priming (and later painting) our doors and walls to the garden shed. While we finished out the last of the priming, Maddy selected a base color for us to paint. We made sure to cover every inch as the paint not only gives color but also provides some [...]

Be Prepared!

Over this weekend we spent time to further prepare for our build on site. If everything is cut and drilled correctly, it should all come together relatively quickly. This week has been spent working on our 6x6 columns and our 2x10 elements throughout the build. With drawings in hand, we have been hard at work [...]

Out and About

On Tuesday this week, my "Inevitable Inundation" classmates and I celebrated Halloween by "trick or treating" for mitigation techniques on historic homes located around the lower end of the Charleston Peninsula.  It was very nice to have the opportunity to get out and about and have a break from the normal routine. In addition it [...]

It’s all in the Formwork

Today, we completed one of the most challenging parts of our build, the formwork! We have a total of 8 forms that will mold our concrete "feet" for wooden columns to then support the structure. One of the most difficult parts of building the formwork was to have flush edges and strength, and doing so [...]

Eye Tee Cee

Eye Tee Cee.  It's one of our courses, ITC (Intro to Craft), and it saw an influx of students working diligently and vigorously on our projects over our Fall Break.  Typically, Fall Break is a time to relax, regroup and get our minds right for the remainder of the semester.  Not us though (well, some [...]

Everything Everywhere All at Once

To wrap up this week, we’ve been working in the shop most nights on cutting down material for formwork then assembling them. The process of cutting the material down and getting them ready to assemble started off rough but we now have a system in place to make things go more smoothly. For our ITC [...]

Busy day in the Shop

Today was a busy day in the shop. As a recap, half of the students in the ITC class are working on a model staircase project which is meant to be a lesson on bent wood laminations and complex formwork needed to build them. My team was hard at work over the weekend and today, [...]

So Much to do … So Much to See

Hello again. There is much to share from this last week, weekend, and yesterday. Some of what I am sharing has been discussed in previous posts but I wanted to share some of my personal experiences/achievements with these events. This post will mention several different events so I will try to be concise in my [...]

The Climax!

In her blog, Olivia did a fantastic job of describing the bridges' assembly procedure. So I'll carry on with the tale. On Saturday, September 17, 2023, after 2 PM, we strived for perfection! However, few of them were half an inch off. So we loosened the bolts and we attempted to hammer them back into [...]


We've all heard the saying "Build a bridge and get over it." If we took this literally and proposed that the only way to get over or move on from a situation was by building a bridge and walking over it we'd have a lot of annoyed people in the world because it's not a [...]