Q&A: Nailing Tips for Advanced Framing
Q: I can see the value in advanced framing in terms of reduced thermal bridging, better insulation, and savings in framing lumber. But I've hesitated to get serious about it because I worry that the absence of some familiar framing member is going to make
Metal Connectors and Galvanized Coatings
Can standard galvanized Simpson STHD strap-tie hold-downs be used in contact with...
Seismic & High-Wind Framing
Shear walls * Hold-downs * Foundation anchors * Hardware layout * Retrofitting seismic connectors & shear walls * Nailing shear panels * Wood-to-wood and wood-to-masonry roof connections * Roof diaphragm details