Greetings to all my friends out there in
Hammer & Nail City. A few weeks ago
the editors of JLC gave me a call and
asked whether I'd do a regular column.
My immediate reaction was, "That would
be crazy. If I wrote what I really thought,
half the readers would be all over me, not
to mention code officials." (I have
enough trouble with my local inspectors.)
But after thinking it over, I decided to
give it a go.
The purpose of this column is to give
you a basic idea of how engineering
works, and sufficient information to help
you answer the kinds of engineering
questions that come up on the job site