I am the project manager for a 3,500sq.ft. architect designed and engineered custom home to be built in the Ft. Collins, Colorado area. The home owner is the General Contractor.
I would like to hear any input from journeyman carpenters and/or framing subcontractors willing to provide me with any insights concerning the boom that you are currently going through. Responses via my personal e-mail are encouraged, will remain confidential, and will carry considerable weight in hiring the lead and rest of the crew. The architect has been instructed to specify that the primary framing fastner will be the #16d common hand spike. The emphasis will be on quality and professionalism, safety is job one, pay consumarate with local rates and skill level.
The current status of the project is that preliminary drawings have been submitted to the G/C but have yet to be finalized. Blasting, excavation, and foundation work is currently being arranged. Our current target date to begin framing is the first week of September of this year. Interior trim and cabinetry work has already been contracted for. All permits will be pulled from the County.
I would like to hear mostly from you guys that are in the rafters and humpin’ the ply. Don’t even care what you say here, consider this your own little forum to blow off steam about what’s it like working in Ft. Collins, just be careful about names and name calling, you know the drill. You’re gonna be using your own saw; nobody will razz ya because of your Mag 77, might get razzed for the Estwing though ’cause you’ll be swinging it all day. Youngsters with framing hatchets don’t impress me at all. Guys who whistle while they work do. As for any smart a** comments about the “search” button, read the time stamp, I’m on PDT and I’ve been lurking here most of the day.