SPECIFICATIONS

ENGINEERING SPECIFICATIONS

DESIGN LIVE LOADS
Engineered to meet 2013 California Building Code, 2012 International
Building Code (IBC), 2012 International Residential Code (IRC), and are
reviewed to comply with previous IBC and IRC Code editions.
*Specifications are current as of January 2014.

STANDARD LV
ROOF SNOW LOAD: 20-50 psf
WIND LOAD: 120 mph (exp. C) for 2012 IRC
152 mph (exp. C) for 2013 CBC & 2012 IBC
SEISMIC: Category E (only for 120 mph)

CUSTOM LV
ROOF SNOW LOAD: 100 psf MAX
WIND LOAD: 150 mph (exp. C) for 2012 IRC
190 mph (exp. C) MAX for 2013 CBC & 2012 IBC
*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 (NOT included in the Kit)
Customizable. The LV Series Homes are engineered to be placed on any permanent foundation. Our homes are pre-engineered to sit on a crawlspace, basement, and/or slab on grade foundation.

STRUCTURAL SYSTEM
FLOOR FRAMING (NOT included in the Kit [not applicable to Slabs])
I-joist trusses, Simpson connectors, and blocking. Floor diaphragm sheathed in CDX Plywood
.
MAIN STRUCTURE (Included in the Kit)
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 (NOT Included in the Kit)
Glulam Beams, I-joist trusses, Simpson connectors, blocking and strapping. Roof diaphragm sheathed in CDX Plywood.

ROOFING SYSTEM (NOT included in the Kit)
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 (Included in the Kit)
FAUX WALL PANELS: These Open Wall Panels are attached to the Exterior Wall Panels to create a two-wall panel system.
TAPERED BOARDS: These 1/2" per foot sloped boards installed on the faux panels are designed to move water away from window openings and parapet walls.
EXTERIOR SIDING: Includes all of the metallic Kynar 500 coated galvanized steel for the exterior finish of your home. You can choose from over 30 colors.

WINDOWS (NOT included in the Kit )
Customizable. The LV Series Homes can employ any type of window package. Our Plans detail how the Windows, Pans, Sills, Kynar, and Window Trim fit together.

INTERIOR FINISHES (NOT included in the Kit)
Customizable. Our Plans include detailed drawings of the interior design and finish.


ELECTRICAL/PLUMBING/MECHANICAL (NOT included in the Kit)
Customizable, per local code.
Electrical: Customizable. Our Plans detail where your electrical and
lighting go in the Electrical Plan and Reflected Ceiling Plan.
Mechanical: Customizable. Our Plans include a Utility Alcove
Drawing that details the placement of your HVAC heat pump system.
Plumbing: Customizable. Our Plans show the location of your plumbing
in the Construction Plan
.