CHANGES, Part 9

CHANGES, Part 9

The Rise of the Hybrid In construction, the term “hybrid” refers to the combination of major methods or types of fabrication. Almost all structures are a mix of methods or types, e.g., masonry foundation  or basement and stick-built platform walls and pre-manufactured...
St. John Neumann Shrine Atrium

St. John Neumann Shrine Atrium

In a mad dash to get the new St. John Neumann Shrine (A.K.A. St. Peter the Apostle Church) Atrium ready for a dedication ceremony held on Sunday, the 5th of January, our crews spent some of the days immediately before and after Christmas installing some of the last...
CHANGES,  Part 8

CHANGES, Part 8

The Impact of the CNC Machine In 1995 I received a fold-out postcard of sorts. Actually, it was an invitation from Hans Hundegger to come to Germany as his guest to inspect a heavy timber CNC machine which he wanted to market to North American timber framers. On the...
New Projects at LCTF

New Projects at LCTF

It’s been busy here at Lancaster County Timber Frames, and we’ve added a number of new projects in the past couple of months to our schedule for early 2015. We recently received a contract for a great room roof system for a residence in Upper Uwchlan...
CHANGES, Part 7

CHANGES, Part 7

Form of Projects In the early years our projects, as well of those of our contemporaries, were residential and most of them were of a traditional form or style. I think the most heavily used were the saltbox, cape cod and “barn home”. It was a limited palette....

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