Oh contrair mon frare: Many of the cutoffs provide blocking needed for such things as:
Mid line blocking (especially on 10' ceilings) (But there is something interesting since most suppliers do not carry a 117" stud)
Building up bearing points.
Or would you advocate purchasing additional full length material for these cuts?
Designing for 12' (or other 2' lengths) can be problematic in itself in regards to floor joist. IRC requirements of 3" of lap at the center bearing condition can be difficult to achieve unless the joist is +1" or more than the actual length. Square cutting the band abutting edge could shorten the joist enough that this cannot be achieved. A 14' Joist used on a 12' span when trimmed +/-1/2" on each end and then using a 14-1/2" cut for girder blocking and having +/-4" for overlap might produce a waste of +/-8". I find that acceptable and have come across many a joist where I needed to have that 8" for a knot, split, or broken end. It is poor practice to order joist the same length as the span.
They only way that all the materials line up perfectly is if the framing contractor makes that happen. Design of the room will have little to do with that except in the case of bearing walls which should align regardless and are generally perpendicular to the framing path having little to do with whether the framer starts layout from the right or left. You cannot design poor workmanship out of the process and I would love to earn a fee that allowed me to baby-sit the job.
20 years of framing homes and over 30 years here in the biz makes me a little cynical of the work I do.
An architectural design along with a well executed floor plan is important today, essentially because it incorporates a design that the owners of the home will like and approve of. People want their homes to be safe, and at the same time, have aesthetic appeal. Architectural design ensures the aesthetic appeal and a floor plan incorporates smartly planned interiors with all safety features.
It is important to have an architecturally designed home for several reasons. The primary reason to opt for architectural design is that the house needs to be made resistant to natural calamities. A proper architectural lay out, along with floor plans of the same, allow the residents of the house to know how their house is going to be resistant to a natural event like an earthquake. Simple things such as a solid foundation, and the eradication of pillar garages, to prevent destruction due to tremor waves of an earthquake, are often overlooked due to the absence of a well-planned architectural design. These factors need to be incorporated by having well drafted floor plans of the house. Another useful quality of floor plans is that they give a proportionate view of the house, as they clearly indicate the area and proportion of each room of the house. This helps in designing interiors of each room that can also be done by the owners.
Thanks to the presence of advanced design technology, any architectural design can take a form of a 3D design as well. A 3D architectural design layout of a house gives the resident a very clear picture of what their house is going to look like. A suitable architectural design layout also ensures that the house will be well-ventilated, and agreeable with all sorts of weather conditions. Floor plans usually cover such needs of the resident of the house, and that is why floor plans are of growing importance; they showcase the needs of the resident. An example of this is open floor plans. Open floor plans have a perfect intervention of architectural design, as these plans have fewer walls in the house, leaving more free space around the house.
Also upcoming these days, are Computer Aided Design (CAD) services, and AutoCAD services. The purpose of these services is to help firms provide efficient and fast architectural design plans, floor plans, or even interior design plans to their customers. CAD services such as AutoCAD are hugely important in the development of architectural design as well as in the drafting of floor plans for architectural designs. AutoCAD service providers make provisions for Building Information Modeling (BIM) and 3D modeling so as to enhance the architectural design, and create a comprehensive floor plan that will make for a happy client.
What a bunch of hooey. Where do people live, that a building department allows a home to be built apparently shoddily anyway, just because an architect wasn't involved in its design?
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Everyone knows that the building codes are minimum requirements for occupant safety and design.
Why the whole ICC exsits to create these minimum codes is the real question.
We really should rely on the manufactured lumber industry to oversell their product in terms of minimum deflections and CYA ratings and provde the information for the building official to base their opinion on.
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