Home construction methods vary by region in the United States. Arizona has a distinctive frame on slab method of construction that is different from other areas of the country where there are concerns about water, freezing and natural disasters. This is a typical frame covered with stucco design. The panorama shows the ceiling joists for a second floor that has yet to be added. This particular construction was a virtually complete remodel of an existing structure. Note the existing walls are minimal and the new construction has added living space to the original house. Weather is not usually a factor in construction in Arizona, but heat is and the work begins early and ends before the hottest part of the day. This portion of the construction took about a week to complete. The complete framing of the house should be done in another week or less.