Construction

Contractor
Q&D Construction
Reno, Nevada

Architect
Mark Dziewulski, A.I.A., A.R.B.
San Francisco, California
London, England

Landscape Design
Art Luna
Art Luna Garden
Santa Monica, California

Weather proofing Design
Ian Mackinlay Architecture
San Francisco, California

Cold roof design.
Subsurface walls, floors and drainage systems.
Above grade walls, penetrations and roofing membrane.
Ice formation mitigation.
Thermal breaks between interior and exterior elements.
Bylin engineered roof ice melt system.
Exterior hydronic snow melt systems.
Engelert 20 year mechanically seamed roofing panel system.

 
 
 

Interior Design and Space Planning
James C. R. Laney, A.S.I.D.
The Design Company, Inc.
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Landscape Installation
Dan Yori
High Sierra Gardens
Incline Village, Nevada

Lighting Design
Jim Benya
Benya Lighting Design
West Linn, Oregon

Acoustic Design
Charles M. Salter Associates
San Francisco, California

Quiet Rock sheetrock utilized on all interior walls.
Mechanical equipment isolation.
Superior sound insulation sprayed and batts.



Operating Systems

Lighting
Lutron lighting control system and switches.
Custom Lutron motorized recessed window shades.

Climate Control
Crestron dual bus control system with touch screen control.

Emergency Power Generation
Caterpillar 80 KW natural gas generator.

Fire Protection
Wet sprinkler system piped in copper with antifreeze loops where exposed to freezing conditions.
Fire alarm system with smoke and heat detection.
Elevator recall system when smoke detection is activated.
McKeon automatic fire doors at every level.
Fireproof insulation sprayed on every level
Fireman’s Fund Insurance has given this structure its highest fire rating: Fireproof.

Security
Open window and door sensors.
Glass breakage sensors.
Motion sensors.
Carbon monoxide sensors.
Water leak sensors.

 

Audio and Video
Niles Audio with IR remotes.
T.V. system with integrated cable and satellite dish.

Phone/Data
Panasonic Hybrid IP/KX series multi-line system.
Cisco Controller and router.
WiFi

Mechanical
Heating: Hydronic radiant in-floor system with multiple zones.
Cooling: Forced air fan coil system with heating and chilled water coils using Airstack scroll compressors.
Water heating: domestic and snow melt water heating supplied by five sequence EVO high efficiency package boilers.
All systems monitored remotely by RHP, Reno, Nevada.


Permit and Construction Timeline

Please note: the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) is the controlling agency for Lake Tahoe. They do not allow any movement of dirt between October 15 and May 15 of every year. Therefore any construction that entails movement of dirt must be shut down between these dates.

June 30, 2000
Purchase of property

House Permits
November 1, 2000
Preliminary plan submittal to TRPA

June 24, 2005
Issuance of TRPA permit

April 10, 2006
Issuance of Utility permit

April 13, 2006
Issuance of Washoe County demolition permit

June 7, 2006
Issuance of Washoe County building permit

Construction timeline
May 1, 2006
Demolition of existing house

June 9, 2006
Erection of tower crane

June 21, 2006
Foundation excavation begins

June 4, 2007
Steel erection begins

July 15, 2008
Roof dry-in complete

February 26, 2010
Certificate of Occupancy


Pier and Garden Permits
August 23, 2001
Submit plans to TRPA

June 7, 2002
Issuance of TRPA permit

August 13, 2003
Issuance of Washoe County permit

August 15, 2003
Pier reconstruction and boat lift installation

September 30, 2003
TRPA final pier inspection

October 14, 2009
TRPA final garden inspection