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Old 04-07-2013, 11:56 PM   #1
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How much more difficult and time consuming would it be to construct a four story building with irregular angles? We are looking at a site that is rather strange and the architect is proposing some rather irregular angles in his design. The are still mostly 90 degree joints but several acute angles as well.

Just wondering what a more experienced contractor would think in terms of time, difficulty, cost, etc.
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How much more difficult and time consuming would it be to construct a four story building with irregular angles? We are looking at a site that is rather strange and the architect is proposing some rather irregular angles in his design. The are still mostly 90 degree joints but several acute angles as well.

Just wondering what a more experienced contractor would think in terms of time, difficulty, cost, etc.


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I am sorry it is vague. spoke with boss about the project the other day. He didn't sound to excited, but as someone just starting out, it is more about care and attention to detail or difficulty and cost and time.
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I am sorry it is vague. spoke with boss about the project the other day. He didn't sound to excited, but as someone just starting out, it is more about care and attention to detail or difficulty and cost and time.


good lerning experence for u if he get job the
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A big advantage is nothing has to be square...

I personally don't like them, they just seem like wasted space.
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Slab is only a little more difficult, maybe no more difficult.
Wall framing is only a little more difficult.
Floor framing might be a little more difficult or a lot more difficult.
Floor decking will have a lot of waste in time and some in materials.
Roof framing will be similar to floor if it's a flat roof, if pitched it could be a real PITA.
Wasted drywall mtls and a little more time.
Trim should be only a little more difficult, little difference.

Watch out for the electrician, 480's going to charge a lot more for the obtuse bends.
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Slab is only a little more difficult, maybe no more difficult.
Wall framing is only a little more difficult.
Floor framing might be a little more difficult or a lot more difficult.
Floor decking will have a lot of waste in time and some in materials.
Roof framing will be similar to floor if it's a flat roof, if pitched it could be a real PITA.
Wasted drywall mtls and a little more time.
Trim should be only a little more difficult, little difference.

Watch out for the electrician, 480's going to charge a lot more for the obtuse bends.


pitched wth trusss could meen som really custom trusssess
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not much more dificult. Get a total station with the PDA for building layout. It will save on layout times. when you pour your decks your forms may be a PITA but you will more than likely sub that out?
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pitched wth trusss could meen som really custom trusssess
A lot easier than stick building it.... and with their computerized truss designs, I don't know that it would be that extravagantly more expensive, certainly more expensive because they jig each different truss, but those tables/jigs, adjust pretty quickly.

Certainly more difficult to estimate what you're looking at... good luck

As an after thought , if you did get involved in any complex trusses, double... no triple check your truss layout/design when delivered. Seems that I get alot of mis-built trusses delivered on some relatively simple designs (inverted hip designs and some remodel type semi complicated roof tie in designs). It's a real pain to get them up there, sometimes set them, and then discover that the jig-saw puzzle doesn't go together. .. and wait two days to get the corrected truss back out to the site.

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