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Foundation
Stemwall
Block walls- lower
Block walls- upper
Roof- beams, decking & porch
Roof- ventilation, insulation & sheeting
Roof- plenum, clerestory & parapet
Standing seam metal roof
Exterior walls- stucco & windows
Exterior walls- rigid insulation
Exterior walls- lath, stucco & paint
South glass face
Foundation wrap
Front porch
Arizona room
Photovoltaic system
Rainwater collection
Kiva fireplace
Adobe pizza oven

Block walls- upper
Block walls- upper: We continue by dry-stacking the remaining courses of concrete block using a string line, then add rebar. As we go up we install window and door bucks, as well as constructing interior walk-through openings. We are also installing vertical electrical conduit to all of the electrical boxes around the home. We then install all of the wood and concrete block lintels over the door and window openings. Lastly, we bring in the concrete and boom trucks to do our concrete pour.




Placing blocks using a mason's string line to maintain plumb...



Window and door bucks are installed as the walls go up...



Vertical EMT electrical conduit must be installed before final concrete pour...



Vertical rebar is installed next to each window and door opening...



Stacking blocks over patio door opening lintel...



Final concrete block being placed on top of the wall...



Vertical rebar being dropped into one of nearly 200 cells...



Electrical conduit being connected to the electical boxs already installed in the blocks...



A final look at the wall with horizontal bond-beam rebar and vertical electrical conduit...



Concrete being delivered by the boom pump truck...
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