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Offline Tyler.schmick

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Help drawing timber frame
« on: May 25, 2017, 11:01:42 am »
I would like to know if there is a engineer or architect that could look at my timber frame and make suggestions. Also, what is the going rate to have someone draw a truss design?
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Re: Help drawing timber frame
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2017, 02:05:10 pm »
Do you need to submit to the county?  IF so, you need an engineer licensed in your state.  I used Ben from Fire Tower Engineered Timber out of Rhode Island.  He is licensed for California and IIRC, Rhode Island and Massachusetts - maybe a few other states.  Cost depend on the work.  I maintained the drawings, Ben over saw the work (highest wage) with a junior engineer doing most of the work.  I spent a few thousand on getting the plans signed off.  Then the county wanted some changes/clarifications.
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Re: Help drawing timber frame
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2017, 04:52:07 pm »
Hi Tyler!  Welcome to the forum.  What part of Nebraska are you in.  I'm in the Southeast corner.  Forum member Jim Rogers does design work.  He has designed 3 structures for me and has an engineer that must be licensed in NE.

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Re: Help drawing timber frame
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2017, 08:57:54 am »
I am in McCook Nebraska!(southwest)... I don't need to submit anything because my county doesn't require, I just don't want to order timbers until I know my plan is right. I don't need anyone to oversee etc, just to look at the plan.
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Re: Help drawing timber frame
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2017, 11:53:39 am »
I need help with bents spaceing for sawmill building I need 16 ft opening for logs to come thru to mill I'm useing white pine 10x10 or 12x12 for bents  24x36 building timber raffters any one can help yes I read and understand and agree

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Re: Help drawing timber frame
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2017, 08:30:21 pm »
What software did you use for that design?

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Re: Help drawing timber frame
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2017, 10:49:06 pm »
 This thread is a couple months old, but I believe that drawing was done in sketchup, and it looks amazingly similar to a design I saw in the sketchup 3D warehouse.  If you were not familiar with it, sketchup is a great drawing program available for free use and also in a pro version, about $700.
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