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The AIA 2030 Commitment: A New Perspective

Greetings from Herring Cove Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The only place in the Northeast USA where you can watch the sun set in the west… 725 more words

AIA 2030 Commitment

Sims Luxury Builders Featured in Houzz Homepage Article

We’ve been featured in an editorial ideabook on the homepage of Houzz! The photo that was cited in the article is a home we built many years ago, but has struck a chord with the Houzz community. 74 more words

Green Building

Taking LEED

We know you know what LEED is, why it’s beneficial to the environment and how building green results in tax credits, lower energy bills and faster payback. 291 more words


one year(ish)

We’ve been in the house for just more than a year now. I missed the exact one-year anniversary because a) I couldn’t remember the Great Moving Day of 2014; and b) I didn’t bother to look in old blog entries from last July before hitting “new post” a minute ago. 1,368 more words

Masonry: Concrete Hollow Block laying

Masonry: Concrete Hollow Block Laying

One of the most common building material used is Concrete Hollow Blocks. Most construction systems in the Philippines lay out the structural “skeleton” of the building, usually reinforced concrete columns and beams, and then layout the rest of the building in CHB, as it is abbreviated. 298 more words

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2015 is shaping up to be a crucial year for the sustainability movement, and that includes the Green Building industry. There are LEED projects in more than 150 countries and territories, representing every continent except for Antarctica. 76 more words


Basement concrete slab

I do love concrete. It is one of those rare man-made products that border on being a living thing, like plaster or linen.  Those things that have such a rich texture and variation of composition that they seem to beckon you to touch them and get up close for a better look. 1,143 more words

Eco House