PHD holdowd rod with OSHA safety cap.
We tag all PHD holdowns for size and location.
Rebar steel cages installed.
15 units of CDX 1/2 STRUC 1 , 5 PLY
One of three truck and trailer loads of lumber.
Checking the moisture content of all lumber. These 4x12 DF #1 & BTR had a moisture content reading of 7.3.
Checking the moisture content of the RMT 6x post.
All lumber tarped.
Ready to pour the concrete.
First day on the job. Erik reading the plans.
Checking the building for square. 3/16" out of square in 73' .
End sealer on the ends of all 3x and 2x S-DRY studs.
First day on the job. Erik installing a new blade in the BigBoy saw.
Arnulfo, Brophy and Jose installing the 3/8" x 7" lag bolts in the 4x12 joist ledger.
Arnulfo drilling one of the two holes for each lag bolt. One drill bit hole for the shank of the lag bolt and another one for the root of the lag bolt diameter.
Still installing more lag bolts, before we raise the walls.
Arnulfo raising the first wall on this job.
By installing the 4x ledger before raising the walls ,that required 1900 lag bolts for the entire building, we shaved off a week off our schedule.
Lag bolts installed in 4x joist ledger with TJI joist hangers laidout and installed. H6 straps ready to install.
Lots of hardware installed.
HUC612 installed on 6x6 post.
Baywindow walls with 4x ledger.
Raising the wall with an OSHA approved wind sock.
Sweeping up at the end of the day.
Erik plumbing up the wall with a PLS5X laser.
Arnulfo bringing in the 6 3/4 x 33 x 43' GluLam beam.
Planning out the framing means you can still get a forklift inside of the building.
By installing the joist hangers on the GluLam beams before they are set in place we took off about 3 days on our schedule.
Arnulfo setting the 5 1/8 x 24 x 30' GLB.
Brophy painting the ends of the gluLam beams with end grain sealer.
GluLam beams with end sealer ready to set in TS columns.
APA EWS stamp on GluLam beam.
Erik and Lance setting the GluLam beam in the TS column.
Wind sock on 6x6 post for wind direction when setting beams with forklift straps.
OSHA compliant job site box with Safety manual, Fall protection Manual, MSDS sheets. Eye wash solution, first aid kit. Hand cleaner. Harness lines and fall protection equipement. State and Fedral mandated posters. Lock out tag on the end of the 220 tin power cord. 5 gallon water gug. Extra water bottle. Safety caps on anchor bolts. Traciffic control stop sign. Air compressor in job site box to prevent oil contamption. Forklift complaint lifting straps.
We shoot in the height of all window sills with a transit. Nice and straight.
4x window sills and 4x blocking for CMST14 strap.
Stagger shear panel 4x blocking.
Moisture barrier at GluLam beam connection.
Mositure barrier on GluLam beam joints to prevent splitting.
Mositure barrier on the end of all GluLam beams to prevent splitting.
Shear wall nailing patterns.
Erik nailing off the interior shear wall panels.
36' TJI H90 joist installed.
AJ and Jose installing the HST6 brackets.
Setting the TJI joist with a rope attached to the end of the joist for placement control.
Rope guide on TJI joist.
Exterior plumb and line braces with OSHA safety caps on top of each round steel stake.
Really flat wall surface.
Stagger shear wall panels create a really flat surface, but are a pain in the butt to install.
Butch Ayers setting the TS ridge beam column.
Double nutted holdown.
Installing insulation in the double shear wall. 6x6 rake blocks for interior and exterior backing.
GluLam beam moisture barrier installed.
70' reach with the boom attached to the JLG 55A forklift.
Setting TJI joist with forklift boom.
Setting the TJI joist.
AJ setting TJI joist.
Staggered shear wall panels.
3:12 double shear wall nailed off.
More shear wall blocking.
Jose and AJ installing the 4x14 joist ledger.
105° yesterday, and rain today.
50' CMST14 installed on 4X window sills and 4X blocking.
H6 blocking installed and ready to sheet the roof.
Life in the fast lane.
All of the TJI joist hangers are nailed up correctly.
Jose and David installing the first sheet of roof sheathing.
Bobbie and David installing the first row of plywood roof sheathing. Our fall protection plan, in writing, allows us to install the first row of roof sheathing without being tied off.
CMST14 shear re-entry straps installed.
Hard Hats Required.
Bobbie and AJ at the office.
Fall protection, hard hats, long pants and boots.
Building inspector and W. L. Butler superintendent Wayne Flora counting the nails in each sheet of shear.
Mansard wall blocking.
Interior double shear wall with staggered shear panels.
Sweeping the concrete floor at the end of each day.
Jose putting out the fire.
Erik pouring water on the fire.
Brian cutting the stair stringers.
Ridge and valley CC brackets.
Broom cleaned the concrete floors each day.
Lance with Special Inspector Billy Bebeau inspecting the shear panel nailing. We mark the O.C. nailing at the panel edge before we hang the plywood shear panel. With the O.C. edge nailing marks it guarrentees that each sheet of plywood has the correct number of nails in the sheet to achive the PLF for allowable shear for wind and seismic forces per CBC TABLE 23 II-I-1
Ready to frame the mansard parapet walls.
The 1 3/4" camber in the Glulam beams creates uneven roof surfaces for our parapet wall framing.
Erik rolling up at the end of the day. Harness line tie off on 6x12 post.
Brian working on the stairs.
Canadian & Amercian Geometric Roof Framing Development
using a Steel Framing Square poster on wall for reference.
Double TJI blocking for mansard parapet wall support. Straight as an arrow.
Lots of TJI blocking.
Shade umbrella. Access ladder tied off correctly with orange chains. AJ tied off with his fall protection harness . All uneven roof surfaces marked with red paint. Access ladder railing installed so no one falls down the access hole.
Shade umbrella. Water gug in shade. Access ladder tied off correctly with orange chains. Harness lines. Erik and AJ with their fall protection harness on. All uneven roof surfaces marked with red paint. Access ladder railing installed so no one falls down the access hole.
Erik, AJ and David framing the mansard walls.
Shaped ridge beam.
GluLam beam fire sheild installed.
GluLam beams fire sheild installed.
Popout columns plumb and lined with side braces put on correctly.
Lots of late afternoon shadow lines from rafter overhang tails.
My $50 framing square.
1: It's almost blinding in the direct sunlight due to the shinny surface of the framing square.
2: It's gets to hot too use when it's over 90 degrees.
3*** It's such a great framing square you'll find yourself using it when you should just make some rafter templates. You could lose a lot of money with this framing square because it's so precise and fun to use. Just can't seem to put it down.
4: It sets in the back seat of the truck, instead of the tool box. Don't want any scratchs on my new $50.00 Shinwa framing square.
1: I like the sharp edges on the square now that I've used it.
2: It makes you feel like a professional roof cutter.
3: See 3** above.
Hip rafter plumb line layout and hip rafter planning line layout. (Hip rafter drop line)
6x12 hip rafter cut.
Hip and valley rafters set in place.
Erik stacking the 2x12 DF Select Structural S-DRY jack rafters.
Front entry way popout joisted.
Erik and Jose installing the SUR hangers on the jack rafters.
Erik installing shaped frieze blocks.
Hip and valley rafter installed.
Brian installing the 45 wall rafters.
Jose getting nails for the positive placement nail guns. We installed 1200+ A35s, 150+ LPT4s, 300+ H6 straps, 7 50' rolls of CMST14, 20 MSTI48 straps. 300+ joist hangers, 200 TB36 joist bars, 1 150' roll of CS16 coil strap. 35 PHD holdowns, 1900 lag bolts.
Erik and Brian installing the shaped sub fascia. H6 staps nailed to 2x12 blocking in the wall and to 2x12 rafters.
Drive by shot out the window.
First side gable stacked.
Shaped 6 x 12 ridge beam top and bottom so we can install the plywood soffits.
Shaped ridge beam top and bottom.
Just got to love the reach of the JLG 55A forklift.
Popout roof complete. With 3x4 rafters.
16" to the long point of the 10:12 pitched roof LVL blocking.
Sheetrock parapet fire wall framed.
Two 6x12 hip rafters and a 6x12 valley rafter installed.
Mansard wall framing with 2x6 parapet wall bracing 2'-0" O.C.
AJ and Bobbie roof sheathing the California valley. Shaped ridge beam.
AJ roof sheathing the 10:12 roof.
Power cords and air hoses everywhere.
My $280.00 saw horses from Dude Tools.
Lots of stuff on the roof.
Erik holding the ladder for Brian. I have someone hold the bottom of ladders so we don't have any ladder accidents.
Lance roof sheathing and Erik holding the ladder for Brian. I have someone hold the bottom of ladders so we don't have any ladder accidents.
One week after we started framing the mansard walls.
David roof sheathing.
Roof sheathing complete on side gable popout.
Jose putting in gable studs.
Lance cutting roof sheathing.
Arnulfo hanging the mansard parapet wall shear. Lance cutting roof sheathing. AJ handing the saw to David and Brophy climbing down the ladder.
David roof sheathing the hip and valley rafters.
SUR212 hanger on jack rafters nailed to 6x12 hip rafter.
SUR hangers on jack rafters.
Wayne Flora superintendent for W. L. Butler, Brophy and Erik nailing up the signs.
The last of the Mansard wall framing.
Lots of tools and water gugs.
Gable end roof sheathing complete.
Gable end Varge completed.
Coming Soon sign and GC sign on roof.
Removed the CMST14 strap to lower the window 8" for a GC change order.
Arnulfo nailing the mansard parapet wall shear. The opening to the left of Arnulfo is for a gable vent and a parapet wall access door.
Arnulfo nailing the mansard parapet wall shear panels.
Brian and Erik checking the 26' LVL rafters planing into the 4x PSL valley rafter.
Erik roof sheathing the 10:12 mansard roof. The 6x14 RMT ridge beam has a 4x6 shaped cap on top of the ridge beam for roof sheathing nailing.
2x8 joist fingers with plywood sheathing to create a joist diaphragm
Brophy with the dazed deer look, after I told him not to look at the camera when I'm taking a picture. Erik laughing at Brophy while holding on to the harness line.
Erik and Brophy roof sheathing. I decided to have my crew nail the roof sheating as it was being laid. With a 10:12 roof pitch it was too dangerous to have a nailer walk around the roof after it was roof sheathed.
Arnuflo working on the roof crickets and Erik roof sheathing.
Brian cutting the roof sheathing for Erik.
Arnuflo and Erik still working on the crickets and roof sheathing. The roof overflow drains are painted with a red circle to indicate an un-even surface to meet the OSHA requirement for fall protection.
Laying out 2x ridge for roof crickets. 1/2 to the foot slope.
Brian rolling up at the end of the day. With the shear on our parapet walls, it reaches about 115° degrees when the air temperature is only 90°.
Brophy taking down our OSHA required shade umbrella.
Times up, hammers down. 5 weeks and 2 days to frame the 7248 SQFT commercial building.
3200 SQFT roof crickets are complete and HAVC curbs are set. Roof crickets are 1/2" to the foot, with center valley crickets at 1/4" per foot of slope.
Erik and Brophy finishing off the shear now that the steel brackets are set.
Windows and steel brackets set. Ready for Stucco.
Erik and Brophy cutting the fill in pieces of shear.
Early morning shot of the front of the building. No one in the fast lane.
Early morning shot of the front and main entry of the building. No one in the fast lane, but here they come. Quick take the picture!
Brian and Erik installing the 4x12 Gable End Corbels
Nice tight fit!.
Each corbel has a truss plate nailed to the back end of the corbel to keep it from twisting. The corbels also have 5/8" x 14" lag bolts installed 12" on center into our shaped 6x12 ridge beam.
We drilled 1 1/2" diameter by 3" deep holes in the bottom of the corbels to install the 5/8" lag bolts. Erik is installing a 1 1/2 plug in the lag bolt hole which will be spackeled and sanded.
Gable end corbel finished.