Pt2 Ensuring Success StLouis Small Biz Energy Efficiency Design Build Project


In part 2 of this blog series I will be addressing the open floor plan concept requested by the client.

This to me was the easiest part of the design build remodeling project and where there is a will there is a way! 


I accomplished this open concept by first determining the allowable span for the ceiling joists[1][2] And determined that 2×6 will span the needed 16′ opening and is beefy enough to support the R49 Green Fiber Blow In Insulation [3].

I will be installing these ceiling joists on 16 inch centers supported by 2×6 ceiling joist hangers attached to a Site Built Double Joist supported by the 2×4 Interior Walls.

CAD Detail-ceiling joists on 16 inch centers supported by 2x6 ceiling joist hangers attached to a Site Built Double Joist supported by the 2x4 Interior Walls

Ceiling Joists on 16 inch centers supported by 2×6 ceiling joist hangers attached to a Site Built Double Joist supported by the 2×4 Interior Walls

This will be a site built support beam that rests on each side of the 2×4 Interior Walls that frame the Dormer Opening in the Second Floor.   See Photo below of exterior view of Dormer on the Roof

Exterior View of Dormer Area on the 2nd Floor
Exterior View of Dormer Area on the 2nd Floor 

The crew and I will use Glue and 2 Rows of 3 inch screws spaced 16 inches apart.  To construct this beam.

We will also be using Metal Ceiling Joist Hangers that will provide the needed structural support to carry the load over the span below- Providing and 

Meeting the Clients desire for an

OPEN FLOOR PLAN

CAD by Scotty Scotts Contracting-CAD Open Floor Plan per Clients Request
CAD Open Floor Plan per Clients Request

Stay Tuned for Part 3-Small Business Energy Efficient Design Build Project where I address the:
  • Kid Sized Plumbing Fixtures located in the Bathroom (part 3)
  • 1 Sink located outside the Bathroom with Extra Counter-space (part 3)


In part 1 of this Small Business Energy Efficient Design Build Project I highlighted the three main points that are planned to make this project a truly energy efficient design that will provide this small business owner the space to grow while being energy efficient and not sacrificing the comfort levels.

“Proper Design Build Energy Conservation Techniques used 

in this project will ensure that this business owner will keep the 

energy costs low and comfort levels high-Scotty,Scotts Contracting”

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