Building design case study
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Building design case study book
This chapter presents the design of a simple wood building structure to help the reader tie together the various structural concepts. This design case study building is a wood-framed office building and is carried out using the allowable stress design (ASD) method. It consists of roof trusses, plywood roof sheathing, stud walls with plywood sheathing, plywood floor sheathing, floor joists, a glulam floor girder, wood columns supporting the floor beam, and stairs leading from the ground floor to the second floor. In a typical wood building project, the construction documents would include the structural, mechanical, electrical, and architectural drawings as well as the construction specifications that would enable the builder construct the building. The chapter calculates the roof dead and live loads, the floor dead and live loads, and the wall dead load. The dead load supported by the roof truss bottom chord includes the insulation, the gypsum ceiling, and the mechanical and electrical loads.