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I've got the perfect solution for your exposed steel dilemma! Have you thought about pre-stressed concrete slabs for the floor/roof structure? Then your exposed steel is purely decorative and can be left "naked" all you want. I've used these slabs on similar conditions in Chicago where every square inch counts but you still need your fire separations. My client actually suggested it! It was very simple to do and since it sounds like you'll be doing block or concrete foundation walls on the lower floor due to the hillside setting, you will already have your support system. The cost of the concrete slabs did add an additional cost of $10,000 to the project but the owner was very happy that he got a roof deck and living space over his garage.
Suzie Van Cleave, AIA
4421 N Oakland Ave #200 O 414.204.8917
Milwaukee, WI 53211 C 847.778.1625
The client wants to see unpainted steel? Intumescent paints can be overpainted if he wants the finish to match, or if he wants the look of raw steel, you could use an intumescent varnish. With the combination of residential and high risk storage, are you sure you do not need more than a one hour separation? Or are you using sprinklers for the second hour?
Christopher Blood, AIA, MArch. Sr.Designer - Architecture
c/o Architecture49 Inc. 150 Isabella Street, 10th Floor, Suite 1000, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 1V7, Canada
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