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I have engineered similar structures, particularly where studs had to align 
 from floor to floor. It was a mess for the same reasons you cited, a 
framer just grabbed the plans and ran with it.

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
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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: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 3:39 PM
To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Advanced Framing - residences

Until you have actually engineered & built one, I would have to agree with 
the your estimate of the value of your opinion on the subject. Chuck 
Utzman, P.E.

On 9/19/2012 1:26 PM, T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E. wrote:
> 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)

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