Last week at the HLTF shop the crew completed the finish and pre-fitting for Phase 1 of one of the projects slated to be raised this week.
The homeowner, builder and our design team worked through every detail to be sure all required structural and aesthetic details were included and executed to the high HLTF standard.
3D design software was used from concept through fabrication details to communicate every specification…down to every nut, bolt and washer.
The mixed Oak timbers were hand stained and the steel pieces were finished in a flat black.
The trusses were built one on top of the other in stacks of three.
While the tension rods and clevises on these trusses are expressed, other critical steel connections are concealed to preserve a traditional appearance for the Tuscan style home interior.
The tension rod trusses will support the 12 1/4″ thick R-45 Structural Insulated Panels (SIP’s) for the roof, while providing 24′ clear spans in the living room of this residential structure.
Once the assembly of the trusses is complete and all critical dimensions are checked and double checked, they are ready to be loaded onto the HLTF crane for delivery to the site.
Up front planning and design will ensure a smooth and efficient installation. This 24′ x 44′ frame will be ready for its roof panels to be attached in less than 2 days!
Make sure to check back for raising photos tomorrow!