We’re happy to announce the release of our Best Practices Manual! The product of our Quality Assurance Program committee’s work to document and internally codify our standard operating procedures for construction practice, the manual has evolved into a guidebook of field-tested construction details, many of which have been shaped by our high performance building and Passive House building experience. It is a resource referenced daily by our carpenters, and, combined with field training, is a key medium for sharing the cutting-edge of our construction praxis throughout the company.
We share this manual here in the spirit of collaboration. The details contained within have been developed through extensive in-the-dirt experience and informed by our high performance building science training and research. They are details that we have found combine durability, performance and constructability in our climate.
We expect the information in this manual to grow, deepen and evolve as we continue our practice and collaborate with the many professionals we are honored to work with. If you see a detail that can be improved or know an approach that you prefer, please let us know. It will inform the next edition!
Meanwhile, please make use of the manual in your work. It’s offered in the spirit of cooperation, collaboration, and the greater good.
This manual is now available as a section on our website. Check it out here.