Week 116 (Loggia Roof Framing)

The last piece of the roof framing puzzle is now falling into place, with the last steel framing members making their way across the Loggia Columns:

LoggiaSteelWestOverview

It won’t be long before the other framing members are placed and that last remaining part of the roof is sheathed and shingled!

Here is the steel material before it was placed:

LoggiaSteelMaterial

Here’s a detailed shot of the Loggia birdsmouths:

LoggiaBirdsmouths

And the backside view:

LoggiaBirdsmouthsBackside

I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but the Loggia is going to really demonstrate our concept of the integration of indoor and outdoor environments.

Turning to the more conventional aspects of the week’s progress, we dug some fairly substantial trenches and filled them with conduits:

AnnexLinesetsAtDoor

And here are those conduits from the other end of the pipes:

AnnexLinesetsBehindWall

You may wonder how we get such nice bends in our 4″ conduit.  Here’s the grill that’s used to soften up the PVC:

ConduitGrill

And while the HVAC crew wrestles with their conduits for AC line sets, here we see the electricians placing more electrical conduits:

BobcatRestingByDirtpile

Here we see another machine doing duty as a scraper:

BobcatAsScraper

In the Annex, control joints are cut into the rebar pattern.  This will give us nicely isolated slabs, meaning that when a car drives into the garage, it will disturb neither the fun people are having in the lounge nor the work of the people in the control room:

AnnexControlJointLoungeToGarage

AnnexControlJointGarageToControlRoom

Speaking of the Annex, I inadvertently gave the masons a really complicated task.  Namely, to balance a pair of 8″ blocks on a glass block only 3″ wide.  Here’s their work thus far:

AnnexGlassBlockPrep2

And now with the first course of glass block installed:

AnnexGlassBlockPrep4

And from the inside:

AnnexGlassBlockPrep5

We’ll know in a week or two whether a complex system of dowels and mortar can defy gravity for long!

In the mean time, drywall is going up in the booths.  Here’s a cross section showing three layers of drywall in Booth B and two (of three) in Booth A:

DrywallSection3Against2Detail

The section shows both the Green Glue between the first and the second two layers of drywall, plus the penetration of the screws into the hat channel.  Here’s more of an overview of that section in context:

DrywallSection3Against2Context

Here are the Green Glue empties:

GreenGlueEmpties

And when all three layers are on both sides of the wall, they neatly sit flush with the 2×8 door framing members:

BoothAB2x8

These 2x8s will hold our beautiful IAC NoiseLock Acoustic Doors with an STC rating of 51.  I’m looking forward to seeing those be installed!

Here’s a view showing the full 3 layers of drywall on each side of the booth walls where the soffit return projects through:

DrywallSection3Against3SoffitReturn

I’d love to show more but I don’t have the time to post everything right now.  Here’s a photo to show what’s happening elsewhere on the site:

FloweringTrees

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