We've started running the utilities in the box in preparation for the BioBased spray foam insulation. BioTex will be our installer. After insulation we should have R- 10.5 in the back wall and R-25 in the ceiling. A lighter colour of paint (and the possibility of playing with the ceramic bead paint (pardon the horrendous site...) and the insulation along the back walls and ceiling should really make a big difference in the heat that radiates from the steel walls and ceiling.
We also hung the H20Gs from the floor structure of the box. These two tanks will serve as the grey water holding tanks for the two sinks required at the coffee counter.
We also built out a sink cabinet that will allow for us to run electrical and plumbing up for the espresso machine and coffee grinder, which will be sitting over an undercounter fridge. The cabinet (and a few more that will get built-out after all of the appliances are installed) is made of 3/4" AraucoPly which is made from Plantation grown Radiati Pine. It is nice stuff with similar edge details to nice Baltic Birch plywood.
Today we got to see some finished pics of a spec-home we designed last year for a lot in St. Paul, MN. The design is a one-off customization of our courtHOUSE design, taking into account the need for a basement and the structural requirements of the snow loads, as well as some value engineering that happened between permitting and construction. All in all the developers did a phenomenal job of translating the designs with no construction oversight on our end. They also made some great choices for active sustainable systems and green materials.