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It seems like to me that, in order to make this endeavor successful, at 
least two things should happen:

1.       Hold a preconstruction meeting so that the contractor knows this 
is not your typical framing job.

2.       Shop drawings should be prepared to ensure the framing is 
consistent with the design.

No, neither item will lower the cost of construction but would go a long 
way to achieve the intended goal.

Just my two cents.

T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E. (CA #2607)

University of Southern California, M.S.C.E., 1983

University of Texas at El Paso, B.S.C.E., 1977


Consulting Structural Engineers

32302 Camino Capistrano, #206

San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

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-----Original Message-----
From: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at) [mailto:seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)] On 
Behalf Of Chuck Utzman Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 7:02 PM
To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Advanced Framing - residences

Tiburon, CA. It was a stupid attempt (and don't look at me!) to get more 
"Green Rating Points". The contractor was not familiar with it, there were 
numerous mistakes (try telling journyman framers to read the drawings 
before they build a studwall).  Under the best circumstances (a university 
maybe?) you theoretically save a little lumber, but the labor will eat all 
that and more.

Chuck Utzman, P.E.

On 9/18/2012 5:25 PM, Joe Venuti wrote:

> Chuck


> What City did you do your design in?  Was the framer receptive or not.

> It seems to be more labor intensive from what I have seen.


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