architects

November 13, 2021

Cladding your home with natural wood. What are your expectations?

The available options to reclad your house with wood will be largely depend on what your expectations are out of the wood you choose. High quality […]
May 4, 2021

Alternative Sources During Shortages and Rising Costs of Building Materials.

The lumber industry is in full spring swing, but with the prices of lumber rising two fold, the construction season may hit a major snag. Current […]
January 27, 2021

What’s Old is New Again with Charred Wood Siding.

It took centuries and the fine skills of craftsmen to perfect the art of charring. The art of charring wood take’s time and knowledge and the […]
September 30, 2020

Trusting the reliability of online information.

Trusting online information as to whether it’s reliable can sometimes seem overwhelming. Social media and other online platforms have gotten better at demanding the information posted […]
April 29, 2020

New sustainable design options utilizing charred wood siding.

Professional specifiers have many design options when it comes to wood siding products today. With the improvement of technology and how wood products are developed and […]
March 4, 2020

Architectural finishes for wood. What to consider early in the design phase.

In my continuing pursuit to seek out wood finishes that perform to my customers expectations when applied to our thermally modified wood I thought it would […]
February 4, 2020

Charred Wood Siding made from Eastern White Cedar.

We recently displayed our product at the Construct Canada Show in Toronto and we had a visit from a company called Cayaki located in Quebec, Canada […]
December 17, 2019

More then ever wildfires pose serious risk to housing.

It’s no longer just an occasional occurrence. Wildfires are more frequent and come with more intensity then ever before. Millions of families have lost their homes […]
July 2, 2019

California specifiers gather for social event at Newport Beach.

I had the pleasure of attending this “mix & mingle” event hosted by Fabrice Spies and his company SoCal Building Solutions. It was a great opportunity […]