BLADE WALL TRUSS:
From where we left off on the last construction update, we were waiting for the arrival of the 50’ steel truss for the Blade Wall in this project.
The Blade Wall is a wall in our design that spans from the front of the house to the back of the house. It is over 60’ long and 3.5’ wide. It spans over the roof of the house with a custom fabricated steel girder truss that bears on 28’ tall Concrete Masonry Unit (CMU) walls. A crane was brought onto the site to fly the truss up into its position at the top of the wall. Not something you see every day on a residential construction site!
Next to be installed was the column hanging down from this truss and the final beams that support the second floor. In addition, you can see the additional steel framing at the second floor was installed.
FLOOR TRUSSES AND DECK:
By the middle of September, the trusses for the second floor of the house were installed, with plywood floor sheathing on top. At the second floor outdoor terrace, a 3″ metal deck was installed.
Soon after this, the ground level interior wood stud walls were framed and the masonry exterior walls were extended up to roof height.
SECOND FLOOR TERRACE:
In October, the owner requested to extend the second floor outdoor terrace by 4′-0″. This extension will give more room to enjoy the lake views from the terrace, and create a larger covered area on the ground floor.
Once the terrace was extended, the concrete deck was poured and the second floor exterior wall framing began. Once this was in place, the roof trusses were installed.
IN OUR NEXT UPDATE:
The interior layout of the house will take shape. Plumbing and electrical rough-ins will also begin. Check in with us soon!