E05 - Framing Challenges: The Best Way to Build Your Senior Living Facility
This session provides insight into the design and construction options available for independent living, assisted living/memory care, and skilled nursing communities at different locations throughout the country. Presenters will discuss the decision process required to determine the best construction type for a given structure. Specific framing systems, such as load-bearing wood, metal stud, concrete flat plate, proprietary steel joist systems, precast concrete plank on masonry block walls, and steel framing with concrete floor decks, will be discussed. Along with these standard construction types, new systems, such as long span metal deck that allows an 8-inch floor thickness to span as much as 30 feet, will be addressed.