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This is another modern gem getting ready for Cusabo Island in South Carolina.  While the Venice Live/Work House is on stilts for a carport, the Cusabo Island Project is elevated due to it’s location.  This house will be constructed just upstream from the beach on a flood plane.  An interesting note: the lower deck, just off the ground, has been engineered to give way with the tide in an extreme flood.  This will keep the rest of the house standing strong.  That’s why I love steel engineering.  You can be ready for just about any natural disaster.

Along with our usual green credentials, high recycled content and awesome energy efficiency, this house will go up fast!  All of our buildings are designed with a pre-engineered steel frame.  That means it’s cut, welded, drilled, and ready to just bolt together by the time it arrives on site.  The framing process takes only days to complete.  Our roof and wall panels also save plenty of time.  They are insulated and factory finished upon arrival.  All you need to do is stand them up and screw them into place.  The tongue-and-groove panels install much like a hardwood floor, only vertically.  This also eliminates thermal gaps and (with special sealant) water-proofs the entire wall/roof.  All in all, the Cusabo Island Project is going to be one fast, tough, green, and modern house.  We’ll have construction photos within the next couple of weeks.  Stay tuned.