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1490-5A Quarterpath Rd. Unit 318 , Williamsburg- 23185
Virginia , United States  United States
Today (Tuesday) Open 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Behm Design - Williamsburg

Behm design provides various amazing garage plans according to your space measurements. His garage plans are very in charm look and creative. It is a long lasting investment. You can use your garage as per your need i.e apartment garage, sports garage, car garage, shop garage, workshop garage etc. It is the best way to use spare space.

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Monday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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The IRC code provides various construction methods which strengthen a building to resist seismic (as well as wind) lateral forces. In conventional light wood frame construction it is possible to design the building to be usable in seismic categories A through D without having to use the engineered approach, thus not requiring additional engineering services.

Since most of the US is within categories A, B, and C designing our garage plans to those prescriptive construction methods allows the plans to be used in most areas of the US. We do offer a limited group of plans designed prescriptively for category D (more severe) which is typical for western areas of Washington and Oregon (Washington State Plans).

The methods of construction used in Behm Design garage plans include OSB (oriented strand board) sheathing (or equivilent structural sheathing panels) fastened to the wall framing. This creates “braced wall panel” construction and is a conventional method in most parts of US. Sheathing is required for all of the exterior walls and is covered with any code compliant siding products.

Alternatively, textured OSB or other structural grade siding panels may be used without the added siding layer – and that saves cost. Some walls don’t have enough length of wall on the foundation (i.e. garage front wall with garage door openings). For that condition walls are designed as “alternate braced wall panels” which require less wall length but require anchor straps to the foundation.

Where available wall length extremely minimal the front wall can be built as a “portal frame” which makes the garage door header beam(s) extend extend over/into the adjacent bracing walls which make the entire wall rigid to resist lateral forces. This method may or may not require added straps to the foundation.

This approach to design allows using conventional light wood framing methods which allows the buildings to be built economically and without expensive complications. However, the application of the design methods/measures involve the many tables, ratios, dimension, and certain limitations which are realized in the building design. It is advisable to ask the local inspector if they allow modifications in critical wall areas to make sure that it is allowable. You can also call Behm Design at if you have questions.

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