Seattle, WA — We modernized and practically doubled the size of this house, using a wood framed seismic resistance system with a mostly new foundation system and engineered lumber to support the 2nd story.
The site was underlain with poorly draining soil and had to be de-watered prior to construction.
Burt Engineering also provides nonstructural design as needed to achieve specific seismic performance requirement as well as blast resistant design services as an extension of proper earthquake resistant design.
Seattle, WA — This is a new structure that is comprised of 5 buildings attached in a row. This building is built green. The trusses shown are site built from heavy timber, 50% of which was milled on site and the rest was from old growth lumber reclaimed from a 100 year old warehouse in Seattle.
The trusses span 40 feet, supporting an 80 psf roof snow load. The trusses feature a clerestory, letting natural light in. The building includes a ranch maintenance shop, office space, and a small residence.
The project also includes a wind turbine generator to reduce demand on the grid.
Seattle, WA — Helped make a house accessible for a young handicapped man.
Peer review services balance the opinion of the reviewer and the design professionals of record, and are conducted in a manner that informs the owner of the issues in understandable language and the options to quickly remedy the disagreements.