This grand “barn,” sitting almost directly on the Hayward Fault, encloses 12,000 square feet on two levels, with a 2,400-square-foot deck. Classified as a Seismic Design Category E structure, its roof is supported between the gables by four 60’ clear-span trusses on 20’ centers, allowing for an airy 60’ x 100’ space upstairs. A single line of posts supports the floor mid-span on the lower level. The barn is clad in brick and stone, and topped with a copper roof.

Our Part

  • Design assistance to ensure constructability, including a complete structural engineering package

  • Supplied over 150,000 board feet and 770 pieces of RFV KD Douglas Fir and Port Orford Cedar (12 × 36-30' doubled and keyed floor beams; 16x 32-32' doubled and keyed posts; 16x 16-36' rafters)

  • Designed and supplied an integrated and fully concealed structural steel package. (1.5" three-way tension rods in the trusses, wrapped 10" × 10" steel columns in porch posts)

  • Prefabricated all materials in the shop

  • On-site installation in six weeks

Project Partners

  • ARCHITECT: Arete Inc., Concord, CA
  • GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Hinman Construction, Pleasanton, CA
  • ENGINEER: Fire Tower Engineered Timber, Delran, NJ
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