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Building shell design

Postby archive » Sun Apr 11, 2004 10:10 pm

From: "Dave Martin" <dave.martin@x?????xxxx.xxxx
Date: Mon Dec 27, 1999 4:17 am
Subject: Building shell design

Hey, folks;
I'm about to start the process of building a building for a new room. My
current (rough) plan is to have a builder build only the outside walls and
roof, and I'll finish it out as I can afford to do so. The basic shape will
be a rectangle 40x50 with 15 foot walls, with a 25x25x15 addition on one
side. The main building will be divided in half, with a 25x40 half as a
tracking room and approx. the other half as a control room (10 feet for a
machine room and another iso booth would give me approx. 25x30 for the
control room) The addition would have toilets, a mechanical area, entrance,
etc...

If budget allows, I'd rather have a sloped roof (which would give me the
alternative of either putting a ceiling in at 15 feet, or making the
tracking room side a lot taller). My first two thoughts are to go with
either cinderblock or a basic wood and fame building. Since I'll be doing
all of those things that Everest suggests when finishing interiors, and the
building is in a pretty rural area, I'm not nearly as concerned about noise
as I might be in a city.

Since I'm not particularly good with tools, my plan is to find a builder
contract the whole shell out. The interior will be built out with a
combination of commercial workmen and trading out with local craftsmen who
are singers and players (I know - we've all done that...)

I assume that I've forgotten something that I'll need to make part of the
shell, and I'm asking for suggestions.

Electrical and HVAC will have a mechanical utility room, about 10X10.
Plumbing will be via a septic tank (either one for that building or tied to
the one for the house). Rather than floating the floor, I plan to have the
slab poured in sections with an acoustic barrier for the control room, HVAC,
and a drum booth. (This would be cheaper, I'm told, than cutting the slab
later.)

Does anyone have a rough idea about cost for block vs. a frame exterior?

Thanks for any ideas!

Dave Martin
DMA, Inc.
Nashville, Tennessee
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Postby archive » Sun Apr 11, 2004 10:11 pm

From: SRF7@x??x.xxx
Date: Mon Dec 27, 1999 10:40 pm
Subject: Re: Building shell design

In a message dated 12/26/99 11:20:08 PM Eastern Standard Time,
dave.martin@n... writes:

> Thanks for any ideas!
>
> Dave Martin

Do you have any digital drawings you can forward?

Scott R. Foster
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Postby archive » Sun Apr 11, 2004 10:13 pm

From: "Dave Martin" <dave.martin@x?????xxxx.xxxx
Date: Mon Dec 27, 1999 11:07 pm
Subject: Re: Building shell design

Not at this time; I've talked to a couple of structural engineers (about
architects), and their suggestion was to simply let whoever builds the shell
do whatever drawings he needs for planning and permits. I may have CorelDraw
on another computer, but if I've unloaded it, my only other option this week
would be to draw rectangles in MS Draw... Would that help?

Dave Martin
DMA, Inc.
Nashville, Tennessee
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