Category: Construction

  • Boardwalk Supports

    Boardwalk Supports

  • Pouring Slab

    Pouring Slab

  • Footing Drainage Pipe

    Footing Drainage Pipe

  • Processing Timber

    Processing Timber

    We will be repurposing the trees felled from the infill lot. This lumber will be used both inside and outside, on the Burnside Boardwalk project.  There was initially 21 large trees on the Burnside Boardwalk infill site. We were able to save 8 of them.  The trees varied in sizes from a large of 44…

  • Dry-Well


    Our drywell allows the rainwater runoff to recharge the local aquifer, rather than adding to the city’s stormwater overflow.  This is one of the features that help make Burnside Boardwalk so green.  In a normal urban environment rainwater is channeled into the city drainage system that pushes the water directly to streams bypassing the traditional means that…

  • Pouring Footing

    Pouring Footing

    When pouring the footing and retaining walls in a small infill lot there are several obstacles to overcome.  We would prefer to use a boom truck so that the filler hose does not need to be dragged across the forms. But when the lot is torn up there is not always room for the boom…

  • Foundation Footing

    Foundation Footing

    In digging the foundation, our high retaining walls need a thicker and bigger footing to be able to resist the overturning pressure of the ground at street level. Additionally the amount of rebar in the footing has to be considerably more to add the extra strength that the high wall needs.  This created a little…

  • 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…