Early-phase design coordination of light wood-framed floor assemblies is made easier with the first in a series of families designed for this growing segment of construction. Because the architect does not draw individual framing members, but wants to know the dimensionality and properties of the assembly as a whole, a specific group of options has been the first project in this ongoing nonprofit BIM initiative. Open Web Floor Systems will be expanded soon to include other engineered options for light wood building core and shell structures. Try our beta version of a roof truss guidance tool in the container file below, and ask for more design assist.
The container file for wood framed systems begins with the most common structural depths of 11-7/8”, 14”, and 16”. Although our emphasis is on the less-well known open web wood options, these sizing profiles will also work with common options in engineered I-joists. A variety of common sheathing and ceiling coverage layers are also included. Other assemblies are included, like our beta version of roof truss and wall intersection guidance for early LOD Revit roof forms, and more are being developed so check back soon or ask for updates.
2d section details show generic open web profiles (actual web profiles will come from the manufacturers and engineers on your specific project later in design development). These floor system families are being developed to work with downstream software that can pre-calculate embodied carbon, both through engineering packages like Beacon, and through our own CarbonFixers app. Values for both metal plated, glued, and all-wood systems are being developed. Ask for a personalized tutorial.
A full three-part specification and outline specs are both in final review for presentation here in .doc format and also formatted for use in data-driven spec engines for firms who use RIB (formerly BSD SpecLink). Please let us know if you would like advance copy or assistance by requesting a specification assist.