Posts Tagged ‘hurricane resistance’

From the air…

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

Last weekend designer and photographer, Joshua Colt Fisher, came to visit the project that he had a hand in designing. He had the opportunity to take a helicopter ride for an aerial view of the house and garage, and luckily for us he had his camera with him! Many thanks to Josh for sharing his photos with us – they are beautiful! Be sure to check out Josh’s website for more of his photography and design work: JoCoFi Design + Photography

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Skin for a skeleton

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Happy new year!

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. Ours was great, but we were ready to get back to work so that we could start putting up some walls (and photos)! (more…)

Just a quick hello from the garage.

Monday, December 20th, 2010

The holidays are quickly approaching and we are tying up the loose ends here before heading home to spend time with our families. Before we sign off though, we thought we’d take a quick look at the garage with some exterior and interior photos. (more…)

Pizza for everyone!

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Forget about building, we can finally start making some pizza pies!

Flying Steel Part 2: Level 2

Friday, December 10th, 2010

The next level of steel has been completed, and we have started laying down the floor and roof panels.

Check out the progress below of our complex steel structure. (more…)

Flying Steel Part 1: Level 1

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

After pouring the concrete for the house, we allowed a week for curing and then we were able to begin putting up the steel framework. Documented below is the two weeks of hard work it took to put up a good portion of the steel!

(“Flying Steel Part 2: Level 2″ to follow shortly, of course!)

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The Stucco Process

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

A little more than three months and we are already nearing the end of our work on the garage. It is looking a lot less bare these days as it has undergone the process of stucco-ing!

We try to take the green/sustainable/eco-friendly route in all aspects of our construction, especially when it comes to using products that are on par with the LEED standards. R-GUARD FastFlash, PermaLath 1000 and Acrocrete are some of our favorite products when it comes to adeptly finishing the exterior of a building successfully.

Check out the process in all it’s detailed glory!

The super-mega-ginormous garage gets a door.

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

What does one use as a door when your garage is larger than life? …Oh, just a typical airplane hanger door.

It wasn’t an easy couple of days but we are definitely happy with the results. Be sure to check out the photos! (more…)

The super-mega-ginormous garage.

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

We have begun construction on a new project located in the Florida Keys.

Over the course of the last few weeks we’ve constructed one of our largest garages yet!  At 30′ x 42′ the garage can store two 40′ RVs, or if need be, up to 6 cars. Above the garage is a loft space with enough room to be used as storage space, an office, or even an apartment.

Have a peek at some photos! (more…)

“Local firm’s work featured in magazine”

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

THE NEWS-PRESS business digest

Fort Myers, Florida

August 27, 2009

Local firm’s work featured in magazine

“Building techniques and technologies developed by element LLC of Fort Myers are featured in the third-quarter edition of Caribbean Construction magazine.

In the article, element President Scott Bartels describes how homebuilders and engineers working in the Caribbean and U.S. coastal states are adopting new, nontraditional construction technologies to create disaster-resistant, energy-efficient shelter.

The company offers sustainable and tested high-performance building systems and services for the residential and commercial markets.”

Website source http://www.news-press.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009908270313

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