Hello, and welcome back to another Northwest Idea House update! Things have been incredibly busy at the 2021 Northwest Idea House. Every week, ever day, our cul-de-saq is jam packed with cars, trucks, and people coming to work this project. A lot of progress has been made in the last few weeks, and we’re here…

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We continue to marvel at the classic NW landscape that surrounds this home as it rises with an almost treefort like feel. Today we’d like to identify the blue sheathing, and first off note that along with all the other manufactured wood components in this house, the sheathing had to meet our requirement of being…

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Pictured: Todd Lozier oversees his team’s good work at the NW Idea House. Things are going smoothly here at the Idea House! As we work to start framing, we must first attend to the tremendous amount of preparation work on the basement slab. Here, we backfilled the interior with free draining compactible fill. The next…

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Yesterday at the 2021 NW Idea House site, I had a chance to truly take in the beauty of the surroundings. On days where we are moving or disturbing dirt, we have a Supervisor there full-time specifically to monitor work and best practices to ensure protection and no disturbance to the nearby wetlands and eco-system.…

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We constantly strive to educate and coach our team as to the importance of water in our industry. Not the shortage of drinking water, but the dangers of what water can do to a house. Homes are being hit from at least 4 directions including groundwater/hydraulic pressure, vertically from the sky, horizontally with the wind,…

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Step 1 of the 2021 NW Idea House is underway! Today, we started the construction of the project by beginning the pumping the foundation walls. Thanks a ton to Cadman Concrete and Ralph’s Concrete Pumping for their help on the project, as well as their decades of partnership and support of what the Idea House…

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