Category Archive: Construction

“Floating steps,” a modern stair takes shape

In one of our projects in the Flagstaff neighborhood, Rod Swanstrom installs temporary handrails. This single-stringer stair fabricated by Standart Metal Works supports “floating steps” that will be finished off with solid wood… Continue reading

Flatirons Running, happy first anniversary!

Flatirons Running and New Balance Run Hub’s first year included two Olympic medals (Coburn and Simpson). Professional photos below by James Carney. Snapshots by Juana Gomez. Click here to see more construction photos.… Continue reading

Boulder Green Home Tour, September 29, 2018

The purpose of the Boulder Green Home Tour is to highlight some of the most innovative green building projects in Boulder and to help promote the collaborative exchange of ideas on green building… Continue reading

………….Tiny House Summer

Gently placed in a mature aspen grove among the columbines, a little mountain getaway provides year-round comfort for two families. Who knew when this little cabin was built, that Tiny House would become… Continue reading

Ancient passive house construction

About one thousand years ago, the Taos Pueblo established a town using massive adobe masonry walls. Nowadays, one-hundred fifty people still live here, twenty of them year-round. Cooling comes from keeping the heat… Continue reading

……………………….Net ZERO

At the Boulder Reservoir Gateway, the new entryway kiosks produce more electricity than they consume, making these Net Zero buildings. Namaste Solar installed a 9.81 kW array of 30 photovoltaic panels. The project… Continue reading

Hard bid, the best price for your project?

How do you get the best price for your project? It might seem that a “hard bid” or “fixed cost” will give you the best deal, but this method comes with many caveats.… Continue reading


Flood update fall equinox: work begins on foot bridge over Bear Creek In the past week Boulder County was the epicenter for torrential rains and 100-year flooding that has affected the northeast quadrant… Continue reading

Roofers’ advantage

Boulder Roofing takes advantage of sunny weather in between snow storms as they dry-in the entryway huts at the Reservoir Gateway project.