Can someone explain why the answer assumes that the client wants to build 6 larger floors as opposed to 8 or 9 smaller floors .
Refer to the exhibit.
A developer hires an architect to design a sprinklered apartment building with occupancy R-2 for a vacant parcel of land in a high-density neighborhood. The developer wants the apartment building to have the maximum number of floors allowed by zoning. The land has the following zoning requirements:
Which construction types should the architect consider using? Check the three that apply.
Your answer: A
Correct answer: AEF
The maximum number of stories the client can build is six; Type I-A has unlimited stories.
Type I-A podium with Type III-A above
One story of Type I-A podium plus five stories of Type III-A meets the six-story requirement.
Type I-A podium with Type V-A above
Two stories of Type I-A podium plus four stories of Type V-A meets the six-story requirement.
1. For the maximum gross square footage: 10,200 sf (site area) x 3.5 (FAR) = 35,700 sf
2. For the length of the building footprint: 60' (length of the site) - 10' (front setback) - 10' (rear setback) = 40'
3. For the width of the building footprint: 170' (width of the site) - 15' (side setback) - 15' (side setback) = 140'
4. For the maximum building footprint = 40' x 140' = 5,600 sf
5. For the number of floors: 35,700 sf / 5,600 sf = 6.375 floors, rounded to 6 floors
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