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CUSTOM HOME WATERCOLOR, FL

ELM | Watercolor, FL

This stunning 2-story home 5,700 SF is located in Watercolor, Florida and includes a garage, porte-cochere and porches.  G.M. Hill provided structural engineering and construction administration services for this design, which is based on wood framed construction.  The exterior and interior load bearing walls were designed utilizing 2×6 SPF#2 wood framed studs and non-load bearing walls with 2×4 SPF#2 wood framed studs.   The second floor system utilized pre-engineered wood trusses with some minor conventional framing at balconies.  The first level of the main house and porches were designed utilizing conventional 2x floor joist and beams spanning between cmu piers. The roof structure is pre-engineered wood roof trusses with some minor conventionally framed ceiling joist and rafters. The foundations are designed as shallow continuous stem wall footings with isolated spread footings as required.

WOOD FRAMED CONSTRUCTION
NON-LOAD BEARING WALLS