With the application of the tar paper on the building finalized, battons were then mounted to the building so that cladding could be added to the exterior.
Using the battons on two walls of each building, the cladding was mounted to the necessary sides using a drill, a screw gun, and when needed, a clamp or ratchet strap. The screws were screwed into each batton to ensure a sturdy exterior rain screen for the building sections. The design for the buildings was to have the wood cladding wrap up and around the entire exterior in one direction so that continuity of the ground plane's direction was maintained. The seams on the buildings will align with the seams in the deck on site.
Once cladding was applied to all of the appropriate walls, any excess was trimmed to create a smooth seam between roof and wall.