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RE: Roof Framing, Joist Spacing...Input please

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Ghassem

     I have done this several times in the last couple of years. Watch 
diaphragm values as these very with span. I can think of no problems.

Acie Chance
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From:	Khosrownia, Ghassem SPK [SMTP:GKhosrownia(--nospam--at)spk.usace.army.mil]
Sent:	Thursday, July 20, 2000 9:13 AM
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Subject:	Roof Framing, Joist Spacing...Input please

Hi,

I have recently taken a radical approach in designing roof framing for
several buildings that will be advertised in the same time frame. I am
spacing the joists twice the usual 4 to 5 feet. Cleaner roof framing for
these buildings was in general a driving factor for my approach. I have had
to specify the N type roof decking to support the extra span, and my
architects don't mind the extra span's possible influence on the ceiling of
the building. Have I overlooked something? Except for the ceiling and larger
metal decking, what do you thing are the potential pitfalls of spacing roof
joists at 8 or 9 feet on centers. We have no snow load problems in this
area.

I appreciate your thoughts and the sharing of your experiences.

Ghassem Khosrownia

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