Round House Design Review Wanted

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Round House Design Review Wanted

Postby roatan » Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:07 am

Hi, I'm doing a Deltec home ( ) since I live in a place where we get hurricanes once every 20 years. Would anyone care to give my plans a review?

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round home review

Postby structuralengineer » Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:34 am

I am a licensed structural engineer if you need a review I may be able to help, I am licensed in many states including Florida

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Postby roatan » Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:00 pm

Thanks so much for the offer of review. I am confident in the structure, but was looking more toward interior layout usability, if that is the right word. Sorry I wasn't more clear in my posting.
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Postby mx2 » Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:08 pm

why must they be "circular" out of curiosity? My issue with the round plans is always the problem of those funky corners you end up with. There's no way around it...(pun?)...but they're there

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Postby roatan » Sun May 18, 2008 10:11 pm

the reason for the apparent roundness (really, joined 8' sections) is that in hurricane winds, there is no long wall for the forces to push against and collapse the structure. The pressure is distributed across the entire structure. In 40 years, they've never had significant damage from high winds or even storm surge.
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