Engineering Plans: Build A House Series

Explore Episodes From Our Build A House Series

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Engineering Plans is taking you from the guts to the glory of a two-story CBS house construction in a high-wind area of South Florida.

Be entertained, be informed, & get ready for a ride from dirt to design. 

Episodes airing regularly from November 2022 until move-in day.

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How To Install An Aluminum Picket Fence & Gate

Watch This Engineer’s Guide To Installing an Aluminum Picket Fence & Gate Watch this engaging video as an engineer narrates the installation of this mechanically …

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How To Install a PVC Fence & Gate

Watch This Engineer’s Guide To Installing a PVC Fence & Gate Watch this engaging video as an engineer deconstructs the installation of this PVC Tongue …

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8 Cement Mixes To Build This House

We Explore 8 Uses of Cement Mixes To Build This High Wind House In South Florida Watch our micro-documentary as we tour you through construction …

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Roofing Installation

How is a Roof Built? Watch Our Step-by-Step Roof Installation We take to the skies to deconstruct, step by step, how this cement tile roof …

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Installing Drywall from A-Z

Learn The Drywall Installation Process- Watch The Massive Micro-Documentary We compiled weeks of installing drywall into this informative & entertaining walkthrough of the process at …

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Installing Framing – Mechanical – Electrical – Plumbing

Framing, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Installation Micro-Doc Watch the interior framing, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing installation in this entertaining micro-doc Beyond The Video (A Micro-Doc) …

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Installing Impact Windows

Watch Our Impact Window Installation Micro-Doc Come along the impact window installation journey with us in this entertaining micro-documentary See & Learn More Take a …

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Custom House Design Selections Decision Time

Design Sections While Construction Continues There’s something going on every day on-site, all of which will be explained on upcoming episodes. But there are times …

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Part 1: The Shell

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Episode 10 – House Construction Shell Examples

One Shell Of A House We close Part 1 of our Build A House Series with an overview of other masonry house construction projects in …

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Episode 9 – Roof Trusses & Sheathing

Topping It Off Roof trusses are set & roof sheathing is installed to complete the construction shell. Read on to learn about the process, watch …

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Episode 8 – Wood Stair Construction

It Starts With The First Step This was difficult to visualize from only the stair floor plans. Walk through the stair project and take a …

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Episode 7 – Build A House Side Stories

Not All Houses Are Created Equal While our team prepares for the next steps of the second-floor construction, take a moment to read some of …

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Episode 6 – 2nd Floor Masonry

Masonry Balancing Act The shell team builds the second-floor masonry walls from 20 feet high. While similar to the first-floor masonry walls covered in Episode …

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Episode 5 – 2nd Floor Trusses

Up, Up, & Away As soon as the first floor tie beam – tie column concrete cured, it was time to get to work stripping …

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Episode 4 – Pool Dig

Pool Digging In The Dirt It was necessary at this early stage of construction to get the pool started.  This is because of supply, labor, …

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Episode 3.1 – The Concrete Pour

So Big It Needs Its Own Episode Pouring concrete into these carefully made forms filled with steel is no easy task.  It takes a team …

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Episode 3 – Tie Beam Tie Column

All Tied Up With the first floor masonry walls in place, it’s time to tie them all together. This is necessary not only to give …

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Episode 2 – 1st Floor Masonry Walls

Bricks And Sticks There’s more to masonry construction then cementing blocks together to make a wall. In this episode, see inside walls to learn how …

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Episode 1: The Foundation – Build A House Series

In the season premiere, the land is cleared, formwork & reinforcing are laid out, & the slab is poured to start our build. Watch & learn more.

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Episode 0: The Project – Build A House

Brick by brick in near real-time, watch & learn as we construct a two-story CBS home in a high-wind area of South Florida from land clearing to move-in day.

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