Why does Thaddeus mention beam under Clerestory for vignette

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Why does Thaddeus mention beam under Clerestory for vignette

Postby megara22 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:53 pm

Perhaps I’m missing something in the NCARB program but one of Thaddeus’ requirements for the vignette for the lower level is to make sure you have a beam under your clerestory, regardless of where it is. Another words, even if it is not on a wall shared between both levels, say an exterior wall that is not supporting any joists. Can anyone explain?
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Re: Why does Thaddeus mention beam under Clerestory for vign

Postby Coach » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:53 pm

"The structure must accommodate a clerestory window to be located along the full length of the north wall of the common area."

That has been interpreted to mean, among other things, that it should be supported. Since joists can only support roof loads, a beam is required.
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Re: Why does Thaddeus mention beam under Clerestory for vign

Postby megara22 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:09 am

So Coach, regardless of where the clerestory window is (even any exterior wall), we need to show a beam with column supports on the lower floor layer?
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Re: Why does Thaddeus mention beam under Clerestory for vign

Postby Coach » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:27 am

megara22 wrote:So Coach, regardless of where the clerestory window is (even any exterior wall), we need to show a beam with column supports on the lower floor layer?

Yes.
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