We passed the inspection today.
Shane Lothrop from Innovative Structural Engineering provided us with the definitive locations for the SSTB24 anchors, which will anchor the HTT22s that attach to the posts on each side of our four shear walls that are over the retaining walls.
These hold downs and anchor bolts are set out in Detail 2 on SIP4.
Jorge had these anchors in place quickly so we could be ready for the inspection in the afternoon. Also, we needed to get the embedded anchors in place for the two Hardy panels in Kate’s Bedroom. The 1 1/8 inch bolts must be embedded at least 25 inches into the concrete, beyond a cold joint.
The Building Official from the City of Monte Sereno, Howard Bell, arrived and reviewed the approved structural plans quickly. He walked around the site, asking Jorge questions regarding the lapping of the reinforcing steel (rebar). Jorge responded to his questions and they worked together to reduce the lapping to minimize the risk of any voids or shadows behind the rebar.
Howard identified a SSTB24 in the south-west corner of the foundation wall that was not in the correct location. We addressed it immediately.
Before he left, Howard reminded us to provide a letter from Duquette Engineering stating that they had reviewed the reinforcing steel and it was in place as per their design. We will have the letter tomorrow.