Q15). On Section S- 1.02 Roof framing the drawing indicates (2) 8 1/2″ x 11 7/8″ glulam beams. One is approximately 18′ and the other approximately 8′. All of my vendors cannot get Glulam at 8 1/2″ thick. Potential solution : Doubling up 3 1/2″ for a 7 ” beam, Doubling up 5 1/2″ for a 11″ beam, Doubling up 3 1/2″ with 5 1/2″ for a 9″ beam, several LVL’s and casing.
Answer: Double up 3½” and 5½” glulams and bolt them together with ½” diameter bolts at 16” o.c. staggered.
Q16). In regards to A 4.04, none of my vendors are able to fabricate this piece of glass. The minimum size for a tempered piece of glass is 4″; anything under that is too fragile for the tempering oven. It is my understanding that the point of the triangle would cause the glass to break. The width of this piece is also too large to do in one piece. If we can do a trapezoid (minimum 4″ on one side) and split it up into more than 1 piece, I can have my suppliers quote it. Proposed solution: We may be able to do the triangle shape out of 3/8″ Polycarbonate. The maximum sheet size is 96″, so we would still need to split up the piece.
Answer: In lieu of using tempered glass, please use 3/8” polycarbonate resin thermoplastic sheets. The panels will be broken into 3 separate “panes”. Refer the new pdf file posted to the bid portal, named “2022-0613-Sultana Lawrence Preserve Revision 6 – Int Glass”