Updated: Apr 25, 2012 4:17 PM CDT
The “Sunshower SSIP House” New Orleans’ model home designed by REOSE Sustainable Design Competition winners architects Judith Kinnard and Tiffany Lin opens demonstrating the latest in green design. A new era in green and durable construction will be unveiled in New Orleans on Wednesday, March 21st. The completion of this award-winning REOSE Sunshower SSIP model […]
New Orleans, LA – September 27, 2011 – An unprecedented demonstration of local business collaboration is taking place now in New Orleans. More than two dozen local construction professionals, design firms, vendors, and product specialists, led by Oceansafe, the The ReGen Group, Woodward Design+Build,, and C&G Construction have joined together to build the Sunshower SSIP […]
New Orleans’ Sustainable Home Model to Promote Green Materials, Appliances, Equipment, and Furnishings that can be packaged and shipped internationally. New Orleans, LA, August 9, 2011 – The construction of the Sunshower SSIP Models designed by architects Judith Kinnard and Tiffany Lin, winners of the 2010 REOSE Sustainable Design Competition, is underway in New Orleans. […]
Day 1 The Oceansafe SIPs are on site and with the help of C & G Construction we have begun to install the wood framing at 222 Harrison Ave. None of this would be possible without the pilings engineered by Steve Cali from Cali & LaPlace Engineers, LLC and we have Crescent Foundations to give a […]
Day 2 Installation by C & G Construction and Oceansafe of the treated lumber I-Joists and plywood subfloor will be completed today. Lumber Products, Snaveley Forest Products, and Trussway did a great job with our order and the foundation of our home is now sturdy and durable to build upon. We also started to lay […]
Day 3 Installation of Oceansafe’s Steel Structurally Insulated Wall Panels have begun to be erected with the help of a crew provided by C & G Construction and Oceansafe’s on site Quality Assurance Representatives. To find out more information on the Oceansafe Steel Structural Insulated Panel, check out the website at http://www.oceansafesteelsip.com.
Day 4 Panel installation is still in progress. The weather from the tropical storm is heading our way, and the wind is really kicking up. Stay tuned for the real time video footage of these panels being installed. Wall Panels Corner Panels being installed. Levelness is consistently checked throughout the build Right Side Wall being […]
Unfortunately we were unable to work on Friday due to the weather from Tropical Storm Lee in the Gulf. We will be back on site Tuesday. Hope everyone has a safe Labor Day weekend!
Day 5 Wall Panel installation is being completed.
Day 6 & 7 We have the majority of the walls set in place and we are preparing for the beam to be set on the walls by cutting our pitches for the front walls today. After meeting to confirm final calculations and details, this will allow us to move forward with greater efficiency. Once […]
Days 8 through 11 Below is a 3-D rendering of the roofline which will route the rainwater to a single spout location in the front of the house. The rendering should help you to get a good idea of what it is you are seeing in the construction photos. The beam is made of light […]
Day 12 – Roof Panels for Solar Array Installed This house provides two roof structures: one provides a vessel to channel rainwater into a water basin, which is the portion that has been installed, and the other reaches for the sun’s optimum rays. This solar roof serves as a large porch tilted to the appropriate angle to maximize the […]
Day 13 – Flashing metals for Roof Installed As previously mentioned the roof directs the water towards into the basin before directing the cleanest water to the Original Rainwater Pillow below. We’ve placed a light gauge steel track provided by Advanced Steel Homes on the valley portions of the main roof. These will be sealed later […]
Day 14-17 Windows and Doors Cutout & Interior Walls Installed
Day 19-21 Plywood Skirting and Exterior Decking Completed Lumber Products has provided us with the plywood, lumber, and R-Wrap necessary to complete skirting and exterior decks of this model. These components contribute to the overall aesthetic design of the model.
Day 22 Window & Door Prep The window and door openings have been capped in the same light gauge steel track that the wall panels are set into. In order to give the windows the exterior look of a recessed window, the opening is then trimmed out in wood. Additional flashings and sealant tape are […]
Day 23 – 29 – Closed Wall Inspections & Finalizing MEP Details We have a few loose ends to tie up in regards to Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing systems. Once these details are completed, we will be ready for our closed wall inspections so that we can move forward with sheetrock and finishings.
Day 21-23 – Electrical and Plumbing Rough Ins