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This Q&A answers the question of whether to frame a long span as two simple spans with the joists lapped over a center beam or to use one continuous joist.
Moment frames resist the force of bending or rotation with a rigid connection at the joint between the column and beam. Find out more about how these strategic assemblages can strengthen your structure.
For a perfect fit, pay attention to how the roof will be stacked when calculating lengths and laying out cuts.
Is there any preservative treatment that can be applied in the field to non-treated wood in a flood zone?
Now that there are alternative methods using ripped strips and metal connectors, why are we still cutting birdsmouths in rafters?
The EcoStud stud and track system is for use in non-load-bearing walls
The SDWC structural wood screw fastens trusses and rafters to top plates without hardware
The Engineered Wood Association has been working to broaden the choices for using wood structural panels to achieve code-required lateral bracing in wood-frame construction. A new APA publication lays out the OSB industry’s latest recommendations for a “simplified” way to meet code.
How to calculate the required length of bracing
Adjustment factors for one- and two-story structures
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