Thursday, 18 April 2013
Decking the Penthouse Floor
The penthouse walls step in from the first three floors and will sit on steel beams to carry that load. All the joists are web trusses, which not only results in higher ceilings, as they are just 10" deep are spaced on 1 foot centres to provide the stiffness required for the heated concrete floors. The other benefit is that it will be very easy and fast to run the electrical wires as as well the high volume air conditioning ducts and flexible plumbing hose. It looks like they are a week away from topping off the building and once the framing is inspected, we'll be seeing some other trades on the job.
Oh, and no, the carpenter poking up through the joists on the right isn't really standing on some one's shoulders - he was on a properly secured ladder.