When we are called upon to design a project that may be subjected to extreme conditions, we look for unique ways to meet the needs of the structure. When we were contracted to design an oceanfront residence for renown home-builder Jim Ryan, we were tasked with making the structure as strong as practical, without interfering with the architectural character. Working with the contractor, we developed a procedure that used removable forms and gunite application to produce the pitched roof in reinforced concrete. The result is a stronger, water resistant roof that will produce a structure capable of withstanding high wind events up to, and over, the forces required by today's building codes.
The Shaffer Group, Inc
2440 SE Federal Highway Suite 110 Stuart, FL 34994