Log Homes

Fall Residence

Location: Incline Village, Nevada
Design/Builder: Betr Bilt Log Homes, Inc.

This hand crafted log home is approximately 6,400 square feet consisting of two floors and a four car garage. Due to high seismic forces in the area we designed a steel moment frame in the garage to resist lateral forces. The steel moment frame consists of steel I-beams, rectangular steel columns, and steel base plates that are anchored to large concrete piers and welded to the steel columns.

Structural log ridge beams shown are 16″ diameter Douglas Fir. Most of the log connections utilize a steel knife plate design so that the connection elements are hidden.

Many of the log purlins shown are non-structural members.

This project required drafting cooperation between the builder and our office. Our office drafted several pages of structural details, while the designer provided the structural drafting for the remainder of the details and rest of the structural plans.