I'm drafting our "forever home" and have enough knowledge of our building code (Ontario Building Code, National Building Code) and I've done enough significant renos that I'm on a solid enough footing (pun intended). I know Autocad and like to do my own designs before handing them off to an architect to review/annotate/stamp both to save some cost dealing with all the invariable alterations to our design, and because I just enjoy it.
The home will be on piers pinned to granite (Canadian Shield). My plan is sono/builders tube footings out of concrete with at least 4 rebar pins per footing, with saddles and posts, braced to their neighbouring piers. The home is a large bungalow with a 72'x48' footprint, and I'm looking at a grid pattern for the piers of 7 (~12' spaced) x 7 (~8' spaced), 49 total. I have a couple questions about the piers and sadles specifically...
I've used this method for smaller buildings, but I'm unsure if this method is right for larger homes...is a standard 6x6 rebar Carport Saddle (i.e. Simpson StrongTie RCPS) rated for this type of application/load?
Are there more suitable saddles I should be considering for either convenience, or otherwise?
I'd appreciate any experience or insights you can lend me, thank you!