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Engineering

  • New Numbers for Southern Pine — but Only the Two-by-Fours

     
  • Maine Passive House: How Low Can He Go?

     
  • Southern Pine: What’s Next?

     
  • Getting Started With Strategic Planning (Subscriber content)

    It's almost 2012 and time again for annual planning.

     
  • Easy-Driving Nails

    Switch to Paslode’s Engineered Lumber Nails and you can eliminate the tedium of fixing proud nails and pulling bent ones, says the company.

     
  • Getting Started in Infrared Thermography (Subscriber content)

    During the late 1970s and early 1980s, I supervised residential insulation projects in central Vermont while working with a couple of regional agencies.

     
  • On the Job

    Sleek but strong handrail; backyard face-lift; easier winders

     
  • Engineer's Assessment of Tornado-Damaged Homes

    As a structural engineer with the APA/Engineered Wood Association, I perform forensic assessments of single- family homes after hurricanes and tornados.

     
  • JLC Report

    EPA abandons lead clearance requirement; California risks forfeiting home-weatherization funds; Nevada's OSHA program told to ramp up citations; more

     
  • Connecting Girders to Deck Ledgers

    Connecting Girders to Deck Ledgers In the article "Building Safer Decks" (6/11), Glenn Mathewson notes that the IRC's prescriptive bolting schedule is limited to uniformly distributed loads and that you may be able to use a tighter fastener schedule

     
  • Q&A with Allen Weidman, InfoComm International

    Here's how important sustainbility if to InfoComm and the pro AV community: InfoComm recently hired a dedicated sustainability officer. Read about how he's approaching his job.

     
  • Q&A: Is Weathered OSB Okay?

    Q: I am siding a building that was framed and roofed two years ago and is sheathed with 15?32-inch OSB. The building paper blew off one of the gable walls, and now the OSB has turned gray and some of the strands are lifting from the surface. Is the OSB st

     
  • Floodproof Subfloor

    Tapered edges help PointSix Flooring go down flat and stay flat even when exposed to severe job-site weather or flooding, says the maker.

     
  • Exterior Trim With Smooth and" Rough-Sawn" Faces

    TruWood Reversible Trim is a composite exterior-grade product manufactured from residual wood fibers using no urea-formaldehyde resins, the maker says.

     
  • JLC Report

    Ever since the EPA's Repair, Remodeling, and Painting (RRP) rule took effect in April 2010, remodelers around the country have been waiting expectantly for the agency to begin enforcement action against violators of its strict work-safety and record-keeping requirements.

     
  • Reclaimed Polystyrene Cornice and Crown Moldings

    Outwater says its 100% Recycled Cornice and Crown Mouldings are made entirely from reclaimed polystyrene but match the quality of moldings made from virgin polymers.

     
  • Replacement Shutters Made Simpler (Subscriber content)

    Replacement shutters made simpler

     
  • JLC Report (Subscriber content)

    Outsourcing paperwork with a PEO; high-school building program faces closure; defective-drywall guide raises eyebrows; more

     
  • Talk of the Town

    Richard Tyler lost everything in Katrina, but rebuilt his life with the help of a "Porchdog."

     
  • Ainsworth Engineered pointSix Flooring

    With tapered-edge technology, this flooring addresses subfloor edge swell.

     
 
 
 
 
JLC Field Guide to Decking