John Scoggins

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Tying Down the House Tying Down the House

Properly installed, metal framing connectors provide good protection from earthquakes and hurricane damage. A field supervisor for a California construction company takes a step-by-step look at how to lay out and install common types of hold-down hardware. Read more

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Seismic Support for Old Foundations Seismic Support for Old Foundations

Strengthening old foundations against earthquake damage requires hardware, tools, and techniques that work well in tight quarters. Here’s how one California builder does it. Read more

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