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Sally McFadden

Sally McFadden

Oakland, CA, US

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Foundations step down the hill. This sheet shows the tieback wall vivible in the next photograph.
Foundations step down the hill. This sheet shows the tieback wall vivible in the next photograph.
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NEW MARIN COUNTY HILLSIDE RESIDENCE

This new home was built on a very tricky hillside lot with an unobstructed view of Mt. Tamalpais to the south.  There aren't  many flat sites left in the area,  so foundations have to be elaborate and expensive. 

 
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Status: Built
Location: Kentfield, CA, US
My Role: Project Engineer, BHW Engineers, L.L.C.
Additional Credits: Builder: Lawrence Jatsek
Geotechnical Engineer: Robert Settgast, P.E.

 
Tieback retaining wall the garage.
Tieback retaining wall the garage.
The site and the layout of the building required the use of concrete drilled piers and grade beams, slabs, cantilevered retaining walls, and a shotcrete tieback wall.
The site and the layout of the building required the use of concrete drilled piers and grade beams, slabs, cantilevered retaining walls, and a shotcrete tieback wall.
Foundation plan furthest downhill. Detail 1 shows a new cantilevered drilled pier retaining wall at a new streetside parking area required by the city.
Foundation plan furthest downhill. Detail 1 shows a new cantilevered drilled pier retaining wall at a new streetside parking area required by the city.
Foundation and framing plan
Foundation and framing plan
Foundation and framing plan
Foundation and framing plan
Roof framing plan
Roof framing plan
Site work underway.
Site work underway.
New foundations.
New foundations.
Fill wall under construction.
Fill wall under construction.
Placing backfill.
Placing backfill.
Forms at uphill retaining wall.
Forms at uphill retaining wall.
Stick framing with furring at uphill retaining wall.
Stick framing with furring at uphill retaining wall.
Footings following grade.
Footings following grade.
Elevator shaft framed with Microllam studs.
Elevator shaft framed with Microllam studs.
Steel bent supporting two ridge beams.
Steel bent supporting two ridge beams.

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