Construction Update

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We have made much progress since the previous update. ┬áThe City of Houston has approved our proposed replat and granted permits for the design. ┬áConstruction is now well underway and we have finished the foundation, framing, and completed the cornice stage through “dry-in,” which is the critical milestone in a new build where the building begins to assert control over the elements and is able to resist most weather related events, principally rain here in Houston.

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Units A and B with building wrap and windows installed. If you look closely, you’ll see the roofer installing shingle underlayment.
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A closer view of the roofing membrane. House is “dried-in” at this point. Shingles to go on next.

 

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Can’t wait to put these Milgard Aluminum skylights in.
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And here’s a Milgard aluminum casement window. The frames are thermally broken, which means the metal is not continuous between inside and out, creating a much more energy efficient window. Plus, they look great!

 

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View of garage.
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This is an area where three cladding materials will come together: stucco, fiber cement siding panels, and tongue-in-groove wood grained composite boards.

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