Sealing up the House - LEED Platinum Home Progress Report

Contractor’s Notes 4-11-11

Hello Everyone,

We have another busy week on site. Our guys are prepping for the siding and will be installing the ½ round windows.

Today B&D started to run the duct for the kitchen hood.

On Tuesday, Pete, the building inspector will be out for the insulation inspection; Josy, the LEED verifier will be out to go over her checklist and sheetrock is getting delivered. For Josy, she will be on site from 11-2. Part of the time will be spent inspecting and questioning and the other part will be spent taking pictures. She will be reviewing the durability check list and conducting a duct test. For the blower door, she said it is not necessary at this stage and it will be inaccurate due to the fact that there are doors and windows that have not been installed yet (plus trades guys walking in and out won’t help either. She said she has a good idea of where leaks tend to be and can make recommendations onsite. The focus will be the house and if she has any landscaping or location issues, she will email us for the info.

On Wednesday, the tiler is mudding the shower pans. Then the plumber will be back in to lay the vinyl. We are hoping to get the inspector back out to OK it by the end of the week. We are looking to get the tiles delivered in the next 2 weeks. In the meantime we will be hanging the hardi backer in the bathrooms prepping for the tile.

For the rest of the week, we will be installing sheetrock and taping.

Jon and Elizabeth approved the story boards for the inglenook so Tom has started production on the cabinets.

McCord Civil Engineering drawings should be complete this week regarding the irrigation.

We would like to do a walk through with Anthia to determine where hooks are going so that we can put blocks up before we sheetrock.