For the last couple of weeks I've been working on putting together a new blog called D-I-Y Quality Construction . It's a collection of articles that I've put together to help home builders and designers learn about the building permit process.
The best way to use the website:
You will find there a series of checklists-- see the Table of Contents-- similar to what a building permit plan reviewer will use when reviewing house plans submitted for a proposed building project. Submitted plans should provide all of the applicable construction details and information described in the checklists. These checklists are actually written as plan corrections that a permit applicant might get from a building official in response to a permit application.
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Friday, September 18, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
It's starting to feel like the end of summer is near here in Seattle so on Thursday afternoon I left for a fast overnight bike ride to Illahee State Park north of Bremerton. I didn't leave home until a little after 1pm for the ride downtown to catch the Bremerton ferry. Assuming that there would be a ferry leaving at least every hour I hadn't check the ferry schedule ahead of time-- big mistake. The last ferry left downtown at 12:30 pm so I had to wait until 3pm for the next one-- rats foiled again.
A classic view of downtown Seattle and the Space Needle upon leaving the ferry dock.
Somehow this view from the ferry window looked almost tropical to me even though it's mid-September and in Puget Sound.
So I made it home in one piece and ready to think about the bike trips I'll take next year.
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