Archives For Construction Observation

The Incomplete Big Picture

Bob Borson —  October 26, 2015 — 33 Comments

If you were to back 10 architects in to a corner, hold a gun to their collective heads and ask:

“When it comes to Architecture, what really matters?”

What do you think they would say?

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How to Build a Wood Deck

Bob Borson —  October 7, 2015 — 46 Comments

“How to build a wood deck” is a question that I ask myself more times than you might think. Despite having designed more than I can remember, each one has something that makes it unique and awesome.

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Everyone Should have an Oculus

Bob Borson —  September 21, 2015 — 33 Comments

Oculus is a word that you don’t get to say very often … even less often do you get to put one of them into your project. Let’s admit it, they are the duck-billed platypus of the architecture world.

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If you think you want a modern style residence, you had better know what a level 5 finish means … and then get it. Dry wall finish levels explained and illustrated to help make it clear what they are, and why you want a level 5 finish.

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While 2014 isn’t technically over yet, it isn’t going to stop me from looking back at all the articles I wrote over the year to see which ones represented the very best that 2014 had to offer.

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Weekly Job Site Meetings

Bob Borson —  October 27, 2014 — 29 Comments

I know I’ve said before that meetings are a complete waste of time – but this doesn’t count job site meetings … those meetings are like being part of a non-secret secret club!

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Is that an Oculus?

Bob Borson —  September 22, 2014 — 16 Comments

I typically try and avoid talking like an architect – particularly when I’m talking to non-architects. In this case, there is no other word other than “oculus”. Don’t know what an oculus is? You’ve come to the right place.

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