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  • Excavation

    Excavation

    We’ve started to excavate the foundation for our new Burnside Boardwalk 31unit net zero affordable housing development on E. Burnside. The site sits in a hole that is approximately 5 feet below the existing sidewalk 271.5 ft elevation we decided to utilize this existing void to install a daylight basement.  This required the removal of…

  • Geothermal Ground Loop

    Geothermal Ground Loop

    We’ve laid the ground loops for the geothermal heat exchange pipes at Burnside Boardwalk, our 31unit net zero affordable housing development on E. Burnside. A ground loop is a series of pipes buried underground at a depth where temperatures stay consistent year-round. It serves as the critical link allowing geothermal heat pumps to use the…

  • Clearing The Land

    Clearing The Land

    We’ve cleared the land for our new Burnside Boardwalk 31unit net zero affordable housing development on E. Burnside. Aside from a grove of old trees in the SE corner, the land was pretty vacant. Although, we did find a lot of concrete and rocks left over from when they built the light rail.   Most trees…

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