Brian Welch

Designing a Dream, Building a Mountain Home, All Under One Hat

by Brian Welch, PE February 22, 2019
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Part 7 – Framing, Trusses, Walls, Weather Proofing…and Family Trusses and Lumber During the development of the plans, I started pricing lumber and trusses to ascertain a budget. This also allowed me to review truss and lumber companies where I could value engineer or adjust […]

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Designing a Dream, Building a Mountain Home, All Under One Hat

by Brian Welch, PE February 15, 2019
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Part 6 – Footings, Foundations, Slabs, Inspections, and Backfill…in January While I was waiting for permits, I started preparing for the construction work.  I lined up my excavator, staked outbuildings corners and set elevations for excavation, and sent plans out to subs to price out […]

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Designing a Dream, Building a Mountain Home, All Under One Hat

by Brian Welch, PE January 24, 2019
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Part  3 – Land Search, Home Style…and Hospitals Despite what the impressions may be, there aren’t many lots available in the area; the good ones go quickly while the rest are analyzed over and over.  There are a lot of questions that we get when people […]

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Designing a Dream, Building a Mountain Home, All Under One Hat

by Brian Welch, PE January 17, 2019
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Blog 2 – Construction, Colorado, Dress Pants…and Sweat Pants As I mentioned in my first Designing a Dream segment, my name is Brian Welch; I’m an engineer, I’m a house builder, and I like to think I provide a unique blend of the characteristics of […]

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