Seismic Design Georgetown, Guyana
|Property Type||New Home|
Seismic Construction is incorporated into this Georgetown Guyana residence located in a Low Hazard Seismic Region with a peak ground acceleration of 0.5 (10% probability of exceedance in 50 years). The home is situated overlooking a park and is out fitted with two balconies, one over the front door the second balcony over the homes’ “pump” room. The Challenges were to conceal the 8” x 8” concrete ring beams which provide the moment resisting frame work for the earth quakes. The second challenge was logistics. The home’s interior and roof framing members were shipped from the United States in shipping containers. The pre-engineer roof trusses were broken up into piggy back members in order to fit into the containers. The floor plan is organized around a grand stairway foyer which presents a staged entry into the Great Room. The two story living quarters provide for two sets of stairs to the Master and three bedrooms located on the second floor. The first floor Great room is complemented by Living, Dining, Office, Kitchen, breakfast, and powder rooms. The project is projected to be substantially completed in 2014.