Demolition vs Deconstruction— Portland’s New Policy

Over the course of 2017, the city of Portland has initiated a law mandating that any home built prior to 1916 must be deconstructed rather than demolished. Deconstruction is the method by which homes are slowly taken apart, so that numerous Continue reading

Building With Mass Timber – A New Technology

A few years back we wrote a small piece about the potential rise of Cross Laminated Timer/Mass Timber construction. At that time, the very first commercial CLT building s were in the planning and early building stages. Now, numerous commercial Continue reading

The Living Building Challenge – The Forefront Of Green Building Is Here In Bend

A new home in Bend, Oregon – where we’re located – has officially been the first single family home in the country to meet the rigorous Living Building Challenge (LBC) standards. Going far beyond LEED Platinum, the LBC standards are Continue reading

New Commercial Project in Denmark Features Man-Made Ski Slope

With winter upon us and our local ski resort now open (Mt. Bachelor, Oregon), I felt that it was a fun time to write about a crossover project linking skiing and commercial development. Denmark has committed itself to being a Continue reading

Using ZipWall and Polyethylene Sheeting to Improve A Garden

Now that we’ve all reached the last of the cold temperatures and all of the snow has melted, it’s time to focus on priming your yard for the sunny weather. To do so, we actually carry a few handy construction-focused Continue reading

Edge ProTect Has Been Chosen As One of Design Journal’s “Best of 2015” Products

Last year, we released our latest product offering, Edge Protect. Since, we have referenced it on this blog, and on our website numerous times. However, we felt the need to do so once more as Edge ProTect as been selected Continue reading