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  • Adding a Point Load to a Post-Tensioned Foundation

    Q: When making structural changes that involve adding a point load to a house built on a post-tensioned concrete slab, is it necessary to add a footing for a structural post? I'm concerned that cutting through the slab to pour a pad footing could sever on

  • The Music of the Spheres

    Spherical buildings present some obvious practical challenges. But because a sphere provides the largest possible interior volume per unit of surface area, the form has long fascinated designers and architects, and quite a few reasonably successful spherical structures have actually been built. 

  • Shoring a Sagging Floor

    Use the right tools and a methodical approach to get the job done quickly.

  • Burn Notice: LP FlameBlock Fire-Rated OSB

    Meet code in row houses, multifamily dwellings, and other buildings using FlameBlock fire-rated OSB for structural strength and fire protection in one.

  • Building a Freestanding Deck

    Solid bracing and strong connections are the keys to a durable, bounce-free structure.

  • 3.1 Phillip Lim Seoul Flagship

    Annual Design Review 2010: Play: Citation

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  • Soundproofing Outdoor Generators and Condensers

    Special mounts, acoustic blankets, and properly sized barriers are all part of the solution.

  • Sliding Nuts

    Over time, as the wood in a structure shrinks, continuous-rod seismic hold-downs can loosen and become less effective. The RAS Nut by Ratcheting Anchor Systems moves with the structure to stay tight.