Posts Categorized: Smart Building

We are in the Running for Best Builder

We Need Your Vote The Register-Guard’s annual Reader’s Choice is underway. We made it through the nomination and are in the top five. Thank you to everyone who helped us get this far. We would love to win Best Builder! It’s kind of like the People’s Choice Awards, it means most coming from you. How… Read more »

Building Smart

‘Building smart’?” You wonder. What if you were to climb into a capsule atop a huge rocket that, minutes away, will shoot you into orbit? What if you just learned that the people that built your rocket were not smart engineers? In fact, some were not qualified engineers at all. I bet you’d be a… Read more »

Questions about House Size? We have Answers!

1st Time Home Buyers, Home Design, Land Issues, Smart Building What size house can I build in River Heights? The minimum finished and heated square footage of a home in River Heights is 1,700 square feet. (According to the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs)) Does this mean that I can’t build some of the smaller… Read more »

Acronyms: In the Automobile and Building Industry (with John)

Vince, Tommy, Mick and Nikki stand around the water cooler to have a real guy’s moment. They are talking about cars. Tommy quips, “Dude, my new car has MPFI which makes having ABS and SRS super critical.” Vince replies, “Sweet, my new ride has DOHCs which helps increase my MPG and MPH.” Nikki pops in… Read more »

Q&A with Byron (continued!)

Hello again, When we last were talking we left off asking the question “what are the building things that can make my home energy efficient?” and by that I mean the items and workmanship that will make your home more livable and help to lower your energy costs. Here is the BIGGIE. Limit and control… Read more »

Q&A with Byron

Greetings, Dave Berry once said that the easiest way to cover a subject was with a question and answer format. He said it worked best when he made up both the questions and answers so having no shame in using other’s ideas I’m going to go with Dave’s. Question: What size should my home be?… Read more »