CONSTRUCTION BLOG: HEYDAY HOMES: Buzz Court
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Post and beam construction has been used for nearly a century in Los Angeles to create open floor plans. Mid-Century masters Eichler and Cliff May used Redwood and Douglas Fir. However, the open spans and cantilevers combined with three story heights at Buzz Ct. create forces in excess of 50,000 lbs. So a couple tons of steel are required in each home to survive large earthquakes unharmed.