2016 BCMC Session: Strategies to Avoid Field Issues

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(image: SBC Magazine May 2016 issue)

Many manufacturers will refuse to address issues which are outside of their legal responsibility, but the authors of this session suggest that the extra effort to anticipate field issues is beneficial for all parties. Stair locations are a frequent cause for callbacks, and strategies such as double-checking stair head-heights in plans and avoiding trusses over stairs when possible are recommended. Labeling drawings well including locating plumbing fixtures, recessed lights, range hoods, and vents can ensure proper placement and even double-check the truss designers’ truss spacing. In the areas where trusses are in danger of intersecting other objects, it is best to frame around rather than over as much as possible. The framers can always fill in, but fixing a misplaced truss can be very costly.

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