Technology today is rapidly developing. Within the architectural world, we have what we call BIM. The BIMx Viewer allows builders, clients, consultants, engineers, and even tradesmen to take a step into the building that is being designed.
Many years ago, iPhone changed my professional world. Now iPad’s Pro version (and corresponding fine-tip pressure sensitive stylus a.k.a. Pencil) plus apps like BIM Viewer and Adobe Sketch (shown in this video) are absolutely taking it to the next level. Additional add ons available these days (such as the Canvas App) are literally unbelievable. Enjoy! Doug Cameron is a Healthy, High-Performance […]
With an increasingly inconsistent climate, rain-screen cladding applications have become more relevant than ever. While you may not need them in the desert, they are fantastic for building here in Austin, TX and most places for that matter.
In early 2015 my company created a common sense application of Tyvek’s Fluid Applied, that’s a perfect fit for residential construction. Our system, can achieve near Passivehouse air-tightness standards, without using any insulation. That’s right, the house below scored 0.8 air changes per hour (ACH50), just a couple of hairs away from the 0.6 Passivehouse air-tightness threshold. In laymen terms, that’s super tight! […]
My friend Brady Foster, a local metal artisan, tours us through his shop in prep for a custom stair fabrication and install in our Holly Street Project. Doug Cameron is a Healthy, High-Performance Builder & Remodeler with EcoSafe Spaces Design+Build in Austin, TX.
Balloon Framing is a 200+ year old technique we employ on this custom home in Austin, TX. LSL (laminated strand lumber) helps make this possible, while also allowing for perfectly straight walls. Doug Cameron is a Healthy, High-Performance Builder & Remodeler with EcoSafe Spaces Design+Build in Austin, TX.
Structural steel can span significantly greater distances than wood. Watch the video below to see how the two materials are used in conjunction with another, to achieve a dramatic cantilever effect. Doug Cameron is a Healthy, High-Performance Builder & Remodeler with EcoSafe Spaces Design+Build in Austin, TX.
Cement tile is a fantastic way of adding color, personality, and excitement to any space. Authentic cement tile is hand poured by artisans from around the globe; no single tile is exactly the same. Big box stores have caught on, and now produce ceramic tile that mimics some of today’s most popular cement tile patterns. Ceramics are less costly and […]