ENGINEERING SPECIFICATIONS

DESIGN LIVE LOADS
Engineered to meet 2016 California Building Code, 2015 International
Building Code (IBC), 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), and are
reviewed to comply with previous IBC and IRC Code editions.
*Specifications are current as of March 2017.

STANDARD LV
ROOF SNOW LOAD: 20-50 psf
WIND LOAD: 150 mph ultimate (exp. C)
152 mph (exp. C) for 2013 CBC & 2012 IBC
SEISMIC: Category E

CUSTOM LV
ROOF SNOW LOAD: 100 psf MAX
WIND LOAD: 190 mph ultimate (exp. C)
*Additional fees apply.

R-VALUES
ROOF (Rigid insulation): R-50
WALLS (Batt insulation): R-38
FLOOR (Batt insulation): R-19
*Higher R-values are achievable by upgrading Batt insulation to
Rigid or Spray-In Foam Insulation.

 

HOME SPECIFICATIONS

FOUNDATION SYSTEM 
Customizable. The LV Series Homes are engineered to be placed on any permanent foundation.

STRUCTURAL SYSTEM
FLOOR FRAMING (not applicable to Slabs)
I-joist trusses, Simpson connectors, and blocking. Floor diaphragm sheathed in CDX Plywood
.
MAIN STRUCTURE 
STEEL POSTS: 4x4 Steel Posts with welded top and bottom plates with pre-drilled holes for bolts.
EXTERIOR WALL PANELS: These panels consist of both structural and non-structural wall panels.

ROOF FRAMING  
Glulam Beams, I-joist trusses, Simpson connectors, blocking and strapping. Roof diaphragm sheathed in CDX Plywood.

ROOFING SYSTEM 
Customizable. The LV Series Homes are designed with an EPDM Roof System. The ¼” per foot slope of the roof is built-up by pre-tapered Rigid Insulation Boards. The roof’s valley has a ½” per foot slope that diverts water to the two downspouts concealed behind the faux wall panels.

EXTERIOR FINISHES 
FAUX WALL PANELS: These Open Wall Panels are attached to the Exterior Wall Panels to create a two-wall panel system. 
EXTERIOR SIDING: Customizable.  Kynar 500 coated galvanized steel, Wood, etc. 

WINDOWS
Customizable, per local code.

INTERIOR FINISHES
Customizable.

ELECTRICAL/PLUMBING/MECHANICAL
Customizable, per local code.