Team: Catherine Dunagan, Casey Pickett, Samuel Violago, Emily Wolder
CCES Engineering was tasked with reconstructing the single family home located at 2304 Rainbow Road near Lake Tahoe. This traditional timber home was severely damaged in the 2021 Caldor Fire, as timber framing provides minimal resistance to natural disasters such as wildfire. The goal of the project was to create a sustainable, fire resistant structure that can withstand future natural disasters, while also protecting the owner and their property.
Our team has chosen to complete the new structure using Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) to maintain the owner’s current aesthetic as well as provide that high level of disaster resistance. Not only will ICF provide a previously unknown level of safety, but it will save on energy costs, repair costs and act as an example of what future disaster safety could look like.
Along with the redesign of the structure and improvements to the utilities and surrounding area, CCES Engineering has developed drainage and site rehabilitation plans to help with the environmental repercussions of fire and reconstruction, such as excess erosion and runoff.
CCES Engineering has developed architectural, structural, civil, and environmental plan sets to help convey the chosen design, as well as the calculations used for design.
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