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Welcome to the Construction Desk

I’m Chris Anderson, the construction manager for this Habitat affiliate. I do lots of different things to help builders build, but my job is mostly being a story teller. Sharing the latest version of our HFHSC construction story. The things we do to pursue our mission.

Here’s how the Construction Desk fits in. This will the hub for that story. Who are we? What’s getting done. What’s next. A place where the different pieces of the story can link together. A common place for all builders to navigate the plan, which is nothing more than our story with enough detail added individual action becomes possible.

I want to thank Brooke Burdick, our Director of Community Outreach, for restoring our website, and this blog. Let’s go build stuff!

Chris

Build Report – Gold Bar 2 – 8/16/19

Build Report – Gold Bar 2 – 8/16/19

Another day of solid progress on the Gold Bar 2 site! Twelve builders donated close to one hundred hours, pushing forward in a number of areas: Shiner Patrol took a final pass on roof nailing and found a few shiners which we pulled and re-nailed. We also, after...

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Gold Bar 2 Construction Update 8/7/19

Gold Bar 2 Construction Update 8/7/19

Many thanks, builders, for a productive week at Gold Bar 2. Twelve builders started Wednesday morning, July 31. The house wrap team got started while others helped get trusses lifted into place and ready for installation. By lunch time the house wrap crew had...

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Gold Bar 2 Construction Update 7/24/19

We had a productive and quiet day on-site Wednesday, August 24th. Primary activity was installing peel-and-stick Vycor house wrap, a donation from Grace Building Products. After a little practice the house wrap team was delivering good clean sheets with on-target 2"...

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Thanks to WCC Builders!

A big thank you to a crew of builders from the Washington Conservation Corps. The five builders, normally working to restore Snohomish Co. wetlands and rivers, chose Monday to serve Habitat Families. They built some important display fixtures for the Smokey Point...

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Gold Bar 2 – first (informal) build

Needed to get a fence up across the Gold Bar property on Saturday 8/4. Some campers reportedly using our land to access May Creek (on the W prop line). Also met more neighbors in the immediate neighborhood. Warm welcome as we plan to build on the last undeveloped lot...

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What EFD training looks like

Several weeks back (See post Don't Be Alarmed) we worked with the Everett Fire Dept so they could use our now empty structures for useful (and rare) training. Ric Cade, EFD Asst Chief Training, said again how much they appreciated the chance to provide fire fighters...

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Project Update: Gold Bar 2

We've assembled the following pages for those interested in knowing more about our GB2 project. Questions and comments always welcome. Post comment here, or send an email to construction@habitatsnohomish.org. Gold Bar 2 Project Update Deck (click to access pages)

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Thank you Stephanie!

Thursday last week (7/19/18) was the final day of our affiliate's first ever Americorp Member, Stephanie Lam. She joined the construction team just as the foundation for TCV Phase 1 was being constructed. Stephanie participated in every step of construction on that...

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Time is important. Talent essential.

During an open staff discussion about the map below, someone said donors give more than time. They donate talent. I had never considered that, but it's true. If I consider the donation the construction committee makes, over and above time actual building homes, it's...

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