West Linn Residence – 2011

This was one of the recent cases I had worked on for Pinnell/Busch. A house had been moved to a new property. The contractors that moved the house had built the foundation at a higher elevation than what the original plans had called for. This series of graphics explains the reasons for the changes. I started with a two-dimensional topographic map of readings from the preliminary assessment of the property and created a three-dimensional topographic contour in Sketchup. On this landscape I constructed a model of the house to specifications found on existing plans. The house was set at two different levels: the as-planned elevation and the as-built elevation.

ABT

ABT

As-Built Condition

As-Built Condition

Here is the model I constructed in Sketchup to be used in all pertinent exhibits. This view is the As-Built condition, as it exists in the real world.

As-Built Excavation

As-Built Excavation

Here the exhibit shows the amount needed to be removed from the terrain for the footprint of the foundation.

As-Built Excavation

As-Built Excavation

This is the three-dimensional representation of how much was removed. The exhibit was to read the cubic yards of fill that was removed.

As-Built Excavation (Front View)

As-Built Excavation (Front View)

This is a front view of the excavation needed for the foundation with the model of the house and foundation.

As-Built Excavation (Side View)

As-Built Excavation (Side View)

Same as previous, but the side view.

As-Planned Condition

As-Planned Condition

This is the same house at the As-Built condition, but placed at the As-Planned elevation. Notice that half the house is underground. This is not a mistake. Well, not my mistake, anyway.

As-Planned Condition (Translucent)

As-Planned Condition (Translucent)

Making the terrain translucent shows the house and foundation and the position under the terrain level.

As-Planned Section 01

As-Planned Section 01

The first of two sections, this was to show where the terrain levels would be in the As-Planned condition.

As Planned Section 02

As Planned Section 02

The second of two sections, this was to show where the terrain levels would be in the As-Planned condition.

As-Planned Excavation

As-Planned Excavation

This is the excavation necessary for laying the foundation at the As-Planned level.

As-Planned Excavation

As-Planned Excavation

Here is the three-dimensional representation of what would be removed in the excavation for the foundation. When compared with the As-Built excavation, it is easy to see the volume difference of fill to be disposed of.

As-Planned Excavation (Front View)

As-Planned Excavation (Front View)

Here is the house in a frontal view showing what the excavation looks like under the terrain level. The orange above the dotted line is above foundation level.

As-Planned Excavation (Side View)

As-Planned Excavation (Side View)

Same as previous, but from the side.

As-Planned Accessibility Access Cut

As-Planned Accessibility Access Cut

This is the first in a series of three slides to show how much of the terrain would have to be removed to make the As-Planned house elevation accessible, all at additional cost.

As-Planned Accessibility Access Cut

As-Planned Accessibility Access Cut

Here is the minimum cut into the terrain to have the house accessible, not factoring in the retaining walls necessary.

As-Planned Accessibility Access Cut

As-Planned Accessibility Access Cut

Here is a three-dimensional representation of what would have to be removed for the accessibility cut.

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