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Build More Sustainable Projects  in concrete, steel and wood with Earth Integrated Spaces
This Global Design Team offers full services to plan, permit and build your CUSTOM Projects below & above the ground. 
 
All plans are CUSTOM. Just for you. Have you dreamed of creating your own project, but not sure how to start without spending LOTS of money and time figuring out the best way to do this? If so, you are not alone. That's why we have developed a system that is inexpensive, fast, strong and waterproof. Plus, our traveling crews can come to your site any where to construct your custom plan the way you want it or assist you in advising how to your DIY project.
 
Typically, within one to two months you have the walls and roof built and ready to add doors, windows and complete interiors and landscaping. You can then DIY or hire a local contractor to finish using traditional methods. You may design your own plan, hire your own architect, or use our custom in-house planning , engineering and permitting services. We have engineering seals in all States for our building systems and have assisted with permitting in other countries when required. This site offers information, plans and photographs of both above ground more traditional constructed houses, earth-sheltered homes, underground construction and wine caves. We provide cost estimates for your project in each state of the USA and abroad once your custom plans are completed.

How to get started:

All of our structures are custom designed to fit individual customer needs as well as the building site itself. When we receive information from you about the project that you plan to create, we will be able to speak in detail about the possibilities and choices for your project that typically offer planning and building services below market value.

CONTACT us by email with more questions at buildearthshelter@gmail.com and we can schedule a free phone consultation.
RECEIVE  FREE 4 hours of planning time to get you started on your CUSTOM PROJECT: 

What Construction Documents and Building Permit Application Regulations are Required to Build Your Project?

 

Building in the US & MOST COUNTRIES have many building permit requirements, INCLUDING:

  • Dimensioned site plans showing property features and boundaries

  • Dimensioned Floor Plans of each Floor

  • Exterior and Interior Elevations 

  • Sections with Structural Details - Walls, Ceilings, Doors, Stairs, Foundations, etc  

  • Foundations Plan and Footing Details with steel placements and structural calculations

  • Doors and Window Schedules, Sizes and Details

  • Structural System Specifications and detailed attachment specifications.

  • Fire Security, Fire Truck Road access inspections and approvals,  Sprinkler Systems and water pressure and storage calculations

  • Site planning during construction: repelling water, drainage, waste disposal, construction materials storage, soil storage, etc.

  • Sound Proofing Specification and Installation Details when required 

  • Heating, Cooling and Ventilation plan and systems specifications

  • Electrical Plan with compliant outdoor lighting fixtures

  •  Plumbing Plan with compliant installation details

  • Structural details and Calculations with Engineering seals

  •  Green Review Compliance Checklist

  • Installation, Use calculations, Code Compliance and Maintenance of Power, Dehumidification, Filtering, Venting, Air Circulation and Energy Systems

  • Water Storage, Water Filtration, Septic and Grey Water Systems

  • Parking and Outdoor Lighting Plans and Specifications

 

This team provides building construction, permitting and regulations drawings from small to large projects. We know how to comply with the building regulations and develop permit applications. Online Architecture Services does exactly what you want at affordable prices.

 

Floor Plans - Floor plans are types of drawings that show the layout of a property from above. Some people call it a bird’s eye view. These floor plans typically show what a building looks like by illustrating the location of walls, windows, doors, stairs, and other fixed installations. A floor Plan makes it easier to understand the space in an easy way. This teams plan process also includes 3 dimensional models for clients who have difficulty imaging theeir project from only floor plans.

 

 

Once we understand the scope of your projects we advise on your choices available. Our team members listen to your specific project requirements and guide you through the your considerations from site analysis before your land purchase to construction documentation, permitting and construction supervision.
 

DESIGN SUPPORT & CONSTRUCTION SUPPORT WHEN NEEDED:

  • Architectural Design, varied scales, types, styles... from concept, sketch, & 3D models to plan sets...

  • Architectural Programming & Scheduling

  • Greener Interior, Exterior, & Landscape Design 

  • New Projects & Additions 

  • Project Concepts, Development, & Implementation

  • Sustainable Designs Standards

  • Minimal to Comprehensive Design Support

  • Construction Crews with Concrete forming systems come to your building site and set up and pour the basic concrete shells for your Custom plans.

CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

 

  • Constructibility Analyses 

  • Contract & Construction Plans & Permitting Documents

  • Cost estimating & Scheduling 

  • Construction  with Supervision 

  • Construction Inspection 

  • Project and Contractor Scheduling Administration and Coordination

  • Advise on local finishing sub-contractors as required

  • Advise on best materials & methods

PLANNING & BEST PRACTICES & MATERIALS ADVICE

 

  • Sustainability Plans fom a Home to Businesses, Schools & Wine Caves

  • Smart Growth 

  • Planning Studies 

  • Cost Estimates and Analysis Energy 

  • Zoning Ordinance Review

  • BUILDING SYSTEMS with Greener Standards

  • Site Planning and Engineering 

  • Structural Analysis & Design 

  • Heating- including passive solar...

  • Ventilation

  • Air Conditioning 

  • Interior/Exterior Lighting

  • Electrical Power Emergency 

  • Systems Plumbing/Sanitary 

  • Energy Audits/Conservation 

  • Systems Green Roofing 

Custom Earth Sheltered Construction's Building Process & Advantages for Wine Cave, Resorts, Schools, Homes, etc.

With enormous environmental & economical benefits, there are many reasons to construct Wine / Cheese Caves & Earth Sheltered or Green Roof structures for your business. It is the Ultimate “Green” Build.

Earth Cover  and/or Super Insulation above the ground maximizes Temperature and Humidity to act as a virtual air conditioner during the summer and radiant heater to connected buildings in the winter, wine caves provide relatively constant temperature and humidity, averaging 55-65 degrees year round. Wine caves and Earth Sheltered buildings provide reduced impact land, energy and water use, developing more profits while being more environmentally responsible. Many residents and environmentalists oppose above ground structures that destroy the natural landscape and cause irreversible damage to forests and hillsides. Wine caves typically receive favorable support from counties involved in the wine industry.

 

Cost Efficiency - Our improvements in construction technology have allowed caves and underground building to remain cost competitive, often competitive with surface construction costs. This is not typical of most systems who typically cost more. Grapes and other plantings are easily grow on top after construction, maximizing land use while saving heating, cooling and water costs in production.

 

Long Life, Low Maintenance and Extreme Weather Security - Our improved construction methods integrated with earth sheltered and underground and super insulated applications brings many advantages. These concrete structures are made to last for generations with minimal upkeep. Our 20+ years of experience has included building many earth sheltered and conventional above ground buildings from wine caves to schools that have withstood extreme weather conditions including tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes and floods.

Increased Marketing Potential for wineries and sustainable farming operations - As the wine and eco-tourism industries become more competitive, constructing a cave or other uniques sustainable project allows owners to extend their brand and generate more enthusiasm and word of mouth referrals. Sustainable project are now used extensively during wine auction weekends, marketing events, philanthropic benefits, and other events held for a worldwide audience.

The Custom Earth Sheltered Wine Cave Building Process encompasses a range of services and techniques including:

  • Excavation for the poured-in-place monolithic concrete modular caves and earth sheltered and above ground buildings with domed ceilings. The placement choices below the ground are extensive with some being places several feet below the ground to being bermed over at ground level and above ground buildings with green roof gardens. During the planning process the owners desires are addressed and the caves are placed accordingly.

  • Installation of the foundations and forming systems according to the owner's design configurations and specifications. Walls and ceilings are reinforced by the insertion of steel reinforcing bars to the highest engineering standard which are customized to each unique cave building.

  • Allowances for basic utilities and ventilation are placed in walls and ceilings before the concrete is poured including – hot and cold water, compressed air, gas, cables, internet, electrical, HVAC, drainage, etc. as required by owner.

  • A pump truck is accompanied by the concrete trucks during the pouring process into the aluminum form sets. It only requires typically two to three hours to pour the concrete into the forming system which when complete is 650 to 1000 sf each plus retaining walls as required.

  • After the forms are removed from the concrete to be set up for the next section the sections cure a few days before waterproofing, interior and exterior finishing, mechanical systems, etc. are completed.

  • These concrete buildings are later covered with soil using earth moving equipment. The strength of domed formed ceiling allows extensive soil to be placed on top which can be planted as the owner wishes.

We share our years of experience planning and building more sustainable building projects including traditional  buildings to earth sheltered caves, homes, schools, businesses, etc. to insure the owners' create their dream project in the manner they wish with consideration to aesthetics, time and budget. You are the primary designer throughout the process as we provide the support and coordination required to build your project. 

Your vision for the form and function of your sustainable and wine cave and earth sheltered project is unique. We guide you through this process from the overall layout, portal configurations, doors, lighting, ventilation, wash stations, plumbing, finishes, floors, drainage, waterproofing, barrel storage methods, aesthetics, ventilation, intersections, architectural style, dimensions, entertainment areas, etc. More planning upfront will result in a project that proceeds efficiently and avoids delays and additional costs. Our team is honored to serve and assist in all the capacities required to build your dream project.

CONTACT us by email with more questions at buildearthshelter@gmail.com and we can schedule a free phone consultation.

CUSTOM PLANS AVAILABLE DESIGNED JUST FOR YOU - SEE PRICING & PLANNING >

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Floor Plan sample
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vineyard tastingroom
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Architecture Model Sketching
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Hammond House Pool copy_edited
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All types and scales of architecture, design, permitting and construction services are offered. Go here for a Complete List >

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Site Planning to Interior Design services + all phases between are available...

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To see more about our team & other projects go to judesteele.wixsite.com/portfolio-resume

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