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More stories about Structure

  • Fastening Deck Ledger to an I-Joist Floor

    If you need to attach a deck ledger to a house with I-Joist floors, first figure out if the rim board is structural and go from there

  • Gold Coat Joist Hangar Hardware

    Engineered for corrosive environments, such as right on the ocean.

  • Snow, Rain Cause Roof Collapses in Northeast

    A series of heavy snowstorms followed by two days of rain were too much for some roofs to handle in February.

  • Beefing Up a Brooklyn Brownstone's Floors and Roof

    A 100-year-old row house’s structural brick walls are more than adequate for the building’s loads. But the floors and roof? Not so much. Here’s a look at how the architect, engineer, and builder teamed up to get modern performance from a historic structure.

  • Fypon Mesa Beam

    This polyurethane beam sports a woodgrain texture and comes pre-primed. Useful for both interior and exterior applications, the beam's hollow core ensures that it's lightweight, too.

  • Damage From Roof Moss

    That green growth on your roof might be causing expensive damage to many parts of your home.

  • Bracing Strategies for Wind and Seismic Loads

    Earthquakes and hurricanes act differently on a building. While shearwalls and moment frames are the standard solutions for handling lateral forces on building walls, the job they have to do can vary, depending on whether they’re facing a wind load or a seismic load.

  • Manufactured Shear-Wall Components

    For builders working in seismic zones or hurricane country, any structure has to be designed for lateral loads, the sideways force of wind pressure, or earthquake action. Manufactured shear-wall components can provide a solution for these complex situations.

  • Adding Strength With Moment Frames

    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.

  • Los Angeles Ponders “Soft Story” Earthquake Retrofit Requirement

    Los Angeles may follow San Francisco’s lead, requiring owners of apartment buildings to reinforce first floor structures.