Timber Frame Covered Entry

We installed a timber frame covered entry for a medical clinic last week.  The timbers are Eastern White Pine, and the covered roof area is 22′ wide x 21′ deep.  The timber eaves plates and ridge beam are supported by inserted wood blocking at the Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) gable wall.  We’ve used this hybrid system (ICF and Heavy Timber) on many projects, and this one shows the flexibility of the combined systems.

Please note the detail shot of Dave securing the timber posts to the concrete piers – a 1″ diameter threaded rod is embedded into the pier and run up into the bottom of the post.  A large-diameter washer and nut secure the post to the pier.

We’ll be back at this site to install some interior timber components – stay tuned for an update!

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Mark GIllis, P.Eng is an award-winning designer and the owner of GIllis & Company Timber Frames.

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