Sunnyvale Project Submittal

Sunnyvale has a one-stop project review process set up to expedite the permitting process. It is apparently very popular. This was the line 15 minutes before opening time:

Our project was a master bedroom suite addition. We made it through all the required departments and were approved without having to make any revisions and return later, although it took about 4  hours. Most other cities, for a project of that size, would take 4 to 6 weeks minimum.

Los Altos remodel and addition

First of all, we need a new larger job site sign.... 

The existing entry and stair after finishes removed.

The existing entry and stair after finishes removed.

A rendered view for exploring step and handrail options.

A rendered view for exploring step and handrail options.

The project is a whole house redo inside, replacing all windows and exterior doors, and a small exercise room addition on the second floor.

The project is a whole house redo inside, replacing all windows and exterior doors, and a small exercise room addition on the second floor.

A visit to the steel fabricator

The La Loma project in Los Altos Hills has a custom steel and wood staircase. We recently met at the fabricator's shop, Brian's Welding, to look at the layout.

I was fascinated by the leftover pieces scattered around the shop.

I was fascinated by the leftover pieces scattered around the shop.

The detail drawings we produce for the project.

The detail drawings we produce for the project.

Brian's full size layout on the shop floor. 

Brian's full size layout on the shop floor. 

Checking the details and relationships with Glenn Denis, the contractor.

Checking the details and relationships with Glenn Denis, the contractor.