Measuring an existing structure for the engineer

I was asked by a contractor to make a plan of an unfinished home. Another builder had done a very poor job of building this home. It did not meet the codes in many ways. I was asked to provide plans to help the engineers see exactly what was done, and how to correct it.

I did not design this home, but I enjoyed working on this project. The home had a very interesting design. The flat roof was intended for a green roof, a roof with vegetation on top of a water proof membrane. The clients enjoyed telescopes, and this type of roof would reduce the effect of radiant heat radiating off the roof and distorting the view of the stars. Interesting!

I climbed all over the entire structure measuring everything and documenting it with my camera. By noting the location of the photos on the plans, I provided a thorough documentation of every structural member and connection. The engineer was very pleased because the information was so thorough he did not need to see the structure in person. Of course this saved the client a lot of money. But I enjoyed seeing this unique home.

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