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“It’s going to take how long?!”

“It’s going to take how long?!”

“It’s going to take how long?!”

Construction schedules are impacted by many things; labor and quality of labor, supply chain, unexpected weather events, hourly coffee, Red Bull, and/or cigarette breaks. Possibly even the lack of general supervision of the project due to the compounding workload of General Contractors. The current environment is nothing short of busy and the demand on supply chains for certain materials is stretching everyone in construction around the Treasure Valley and around the country. Build schedules are being pushed out and buyers are put on wait lists. It’s a sign of a growing local economy coupled with a great place to raise a family.

I had a short run in building “spec” homes some years ago and I remember taking pride in a 4 month build schedule for 4,000SF of living space. Nowadays, I see build schedules in the 6-8 month time frame frequently and it’s not uncommon for a medium custom to take well over 8 months to over a year. And, this is a good thing. We don’t want to rush our guys and we should give them time to do what they do best.

“Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit” -Molière

 

Matt Risinger – “Building Science & Fine Craftsmanship

Matt Risinger – “Building Science & Fine Craftsmanship

“Building Science & Fine Craftsmanship”

MATT RISINGER, RISINGER & COMPANY

One of my favorite people to learn from in world of residential construction is Matt Risinger of Risinger & Company in Austin, Texas. Residential construction methods are evolving into a blend of beautiful aethetics, high performance fenestrations, and functional spaces . Matt sets the bar very high and he is encouraging us all to build better by using building science and fine craftsmanship. He shares many of his ideas online and you can find Matt on his YouTube channel or fantastic publications like the Journal of Light Construction” and buildshownetwork.com. Great work Matt and thank you for all you do.

Journal Of Light Construction – JLC Online

buildshownetwork.com

YouTube – Matt Risinger