Stable Gables

This week is a big week for our crew as we've been split in two since this past weekend. One crew has been on site assembling the diagonal steel membranes on the trellis and beginning to raise the gable pieces of the large slab structure, while another crew has been in the shop meticulously assembling [...]

Pour Galore

On Wednesday, our second round of concrete pours was completed. We reached site at around 9:00 AM and made one last walk-around of our form work and rebar in preparation for a 10:30 pour. This included tightening the bolts at the pencil rods of our trellis formwork and oiling the formwork at the large slab [...]

Up and Coming

This Past Friday we completed our first of the two concrete pours. The small slab and the first pour of our trellis was completed. On Saturday we went back and removed the formwork from the small slab and cleaned it for it to be reused for the larger slab. We then started working on the [...]

Continued

This past week was full of introductions and picking up where the previous semester left off. We first reviewed details about our client, THE site, and the programming of our structure. Dave told us newbies the importance of the OSF (Office of School Facilities) and its long inspection process of the architectural drawing set. Since [...]

It has been a busy week for the Community Build studio here at the Cigar Factory! We are working tirelessly to provide various concepts for our presentation next Monday at Frierson Elementary. After our studio wide check-in last Monday, my team and I working on the small group design discussed further the elements and ideas [...]

Slicin’ n Dicin’

Monday’s studio time was dedicated to assembling and finalizing our boards for Wednesday’s presentation at Frierson Elementary. This presentation will be an opportunity for the team to show Frierson all of the research and precedent studies we have done over the past couple of weeks. We want to be able to show and prove that [...]

Meet the Team!

Now that “Spring Cleaning” is underway and nearing completion, we will soon jump into research and designing the next Community Build Project. Before we get too deep into the semester, let’s take a moment to meet the team! Gauge Bethea Where are you from: Sumter, SC Year Level: MARCH II Hobbies: Taking long drives, kayaking, [...]

Preparing for Pre-Fabrication

As we begin to wrap up our first draft of construction documents, it is time that we start thinking critically about how we are going to physically build the different pieces that make up our project. While one group heads out to the site to stake out the building footprint, the other groups are hard [...]

Rain Rain Rain Garden

Today we are meeting with Kim Morganello to discuss a rain garden that was installed a few weeks ago in Enston Homes. Kim Morganello is a Water Resource Associate for Clemson Extension based in Charleston. We are proposing a rain garden in our design and Kim Morganello will help give us a greater understanding of [...]