Fitchburg MA auto barn: hot rod heaven

 

 

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Since I have come home from so much time away--I have had the pleasure to visiting a number of job sites in ME, MA, VT, NH and RI.....so get ready for a new round of posts. (As a segue--please reply and let me know if you no longer wish to be included in these mailings) One of the buildings that Dennis and Theron put up, with some help from a new colleague, Kjell Derenas, is this industrial auto barn in Fitchburg, MA--with a lightweight concrete floor poured over the floor system engineered to hold three 4000 lb. cars over the 30' free span basement below. You can tell this is a bit on an exception by the--gulp :-P --inclusion of joist hangers--typically anathema to Geobarn purity but adhered in deference here to the client's needs.

This was a tough build....the brutal winter slowed us all down and we were quite late starting--so the foundation sat in the sub zero temps and cracked as a result--necessitating an expensive fix that would have not been incurred had we shown up on time from the last job in Westborough--which required almost a day a week of shoveling out to keep working.....the dominoes just kept falling over all over New England. To his credit--our client handled the adversity quite stoically--and now that the barn is up we have all chalked it up to the rough winter as we enjoy the summer.

The rear bay is elevated to accommodate a car lift below--and will be used for storage behind the cars on the more muscular load section. Our client has all kinds of plans for this space but right now his supportive wife is also eying the space as a lot more desirable than she anticipated....so who knows how this will unfold? This is not the first time that planned space has been commandeered by an admiring spouse....8-)

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