Monday, April 24, 2017

Renovation Header For Wall Opening Between Family Room And Living Room In SouthEastern Michigan -- ANAND Enterprises Project SalA1J1701

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RENOVATION  OF EXISTING HOUSE

I was at the project site this afternoon to look at the LVL header used in renovation work to create the opening between family Room and Living Room. The LVL header has been installed and the renovation work is in progress. I present here some pictures that I took while I was at the project site.








Friday, April 14, 2017

Fix For Jacking Up A Wood Girder Offset From The Post -- Leveling The Floor In An Older Building In SouthEastern Michigan -- ANAND Enterprises Project TotH1J1701


I was at the project site on Apr-13-2017 to look at the installation of post to jack up a girder. My observations and comments are as follows:
The end of the girder to be jacked up is not directly above the post being used to jack up the girder. So I have designed a corbel so that when the post is cranked up gingerly the end of the girder that is offset from the center of the post gets jacked up. This is specialty work and will be done by personnel experienced in this type of work. Depending on the amount by which the girder needs to be raised, the desired result may need to be achieved by cranking up the post more than once.
Based on my field inspection, the information provided to me, my engineering judgment, and my practical experience, I believe that with the recommended fix executed in a workman like manner in a workman like manner, the desired effect can be achieved safely and securely.







Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Concrete Placement In First Floor ICF Walls Of House In SouthEastern Michigan -- ANAND Enterprises Project EneE1Bai_1

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I was at the project site Apr-10-2017 morning on the occasion of concrete placement in the First Floor walls. Concrete placement had started around 9:00 AM. Around 12:00 noon it began to rain and there was danger of thunder and lightning ... however the storm passed soon and the weather cleared and the concrete placement was completed in the afternoon.













Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Inspection Of First Floor ICF Walls Of House In SouthEastern Michigan For Readiness For Concrete Placement -- ANAND Enterprises Project EneE1Bai_1

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I was at the project site on the morning of Apr-03-2017 to look at the First Floor walls for readiness for concrete placement subsequent to my meeting with the ICF wall contractor and discussion with the Building Official. In the following I present some pictures that I took during my inspection









Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Concrete Placement In Basement ICF Walls Of House In SouthEastern Michigan -- ANAND Enterprises Project EneE1Bai_1

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I was at the job site this morning to witness concrete placement in basement ICF walls. Concrete was pumped with pump from Briskey Brothers, ready-mix concrete was supplied by Doan Concrete. It was team work by Matt Lincoln and his crew, the Briskey Brothers pump operator, and Doan Concrete driver. In the following I present some pictures that I took during my inspection.









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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Inspection Of Basement ICF Walls Of House In SouthEastern Michigan For Readiness For Concrete Placement -- ANAND Enterprises Project EneE1Bai_1

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I was at the project site this morning to look at the basement walls for readiness for concrete placement subsequent to my meeting with the ICF wall contractor and discussion with the Building Official. In the following I present some pictures that I took during my inspection













Monday, January 11, 2016