Started by investfdc, May 16, 2018, 12:50:17 PM
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Quote from: johnboy on May 19, 2018, 09:24:35 PMThe golden mean (approximately equal to a 1:1.61 ratio) will generally produce a pleasing relationship of width to length. That ratio usually gives a nice balance between being too wide or being too long. And you can probably get inexpensive trusses designed to carry your loads. Try playing with floor plans that use something close to that ratio.
Quote from: johnboy on May 19, 2018, 09:24:35 PMyou can probably get inexpensive trusses designed to carry your loads.
Quote from: Don_P on May 23, 2018, 07:48:14 PMIf it were mine and that center was the main "public" area I would vault that section using scissor trusses. They would be installed first and would be on 2' centers from front to back of the building and would bear on load bearing walls or beams that section off the side wings of the building. Then most likely level ceilinged common trusses over each wing and field framing from the wing roofs over the scissor trusses to form the tie in and valleys. not the simplest roof but not too complex. IMO it helps break up what otherwise is a not very attractive profile.