Preparing to Install More Structural Beams

There are two major structural beams that we need to install this week.  Both beams are parastrand beams.

One beam supports the mid-level flat roof at the back of the living room.  This 24 ft long drop beam is over the sliding glass doors.

The other beam is the ridge beam in the center of the Atrium.  This is a unique flush beam as it has a piece of angle iron attached to each side of the beam, which will support the SIPs on each side of the center beam.

Larsen Steel provided us with the two pieces of angle iron, which Bryan picked up at their fabrication shop in Gilroy.

Detail from structural plans showing how the beam requires two pieces of angle iron to support the SIPs on the left and right side of the beam.

Detail from structural plans showing how the beam requires two pieces of angle iron to support the SIPs on the left and right side of the beam.

Hanger in place off 8x12, which will support the structural beam over the 24 ft wide opening for our three sliding glass doors.

Hanger in place off 8×12, which will support the structural beam over the 24 ft wide opening for our three sliding glass doors.

Hanger and 8x12 supporting mid-level SIP roof at the back of the Living Room.

Hanger and 8×12 supporting mid-level SIP roof at the back of the Living Room.

Structural strapping attached to post in Foyer.

Structural strapping attached to post in Foyer.

Truck loaded with two pieces of angle iron.

Truck loaded with two pieces of angle iron.

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