Plasma cutting steel staircase Tung oil applied on trim woodwwork Floors milled from site grown trees Septic field restoration Reflecting afternoon sun Birth of a barn on Bragg Hill Radiant floors Solar panel installation Capping off the chimney Proud shape emerges on the hilltop Pumping concrete into the three gables Forming 12x12 Gables Delivering concrete from the sky Parallam beam positioning Flying flitch beam ICF window framing Precision concrete placement Lower level ICF fabrication Newly excavated driveway Finishing garage deck concrete Pouring concrete footers Rebar safety caps Surveying the construction site Checking out the excavation equipment Rapid soil stabilization Testing the soils for drainage Taking Solar Pathfinder measurements Milling downed trees onsite View to the Southeast over the Benzel Family Trust Future meadow to be cultivated Taking a stroll on Bragg Hill Road

Integrated Design Team

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Building a home from Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) has its challenges.  Detailed planning in the early stages is critical to success.  This is the heart of the Integrated Project Delivery model.  This photo represents IPD in action.  Seated at the table are the architect, contractor and structural engineer, ICF and window suppliers.  Every square inch of the house is discussed in technical detail to assure the environmental, structural, and aesthetic integrity of the new home.  Due to the nature (and benefits) of ICF construction, there are no “second takes”.  You have to get it right the first time.

Seated left to right:  Rich Jones of Foam Form Technologies, LLC,  Eric Kachele, P.E. of The Kachele Group, Mark Thompson of M.W. Thomson Builders, Inc., Matthew Moger, AIA, of Moger • Mehrhof Architects, LLC, Natasha Boyle of Moger • Mehrhof Architects, LLC, and Neal Steiner of Super Enterprises, representing Marvin Windows and Doors.