Steel

Framing With Light-Gauge Steel
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Framing With Light-Gauge Steel

Steel won't rot or get eaten by termites, and every piece is perfectly straight. A... More

Framing Decks With Steel Joists
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Framing Decks With Steel Joists

A New Jersey deck builder describes the advantages of steel framing More

Retrofit Moment Frames
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Retrofit Moment Frames

In California, cities are requiring moment frames on ‘soft story’ openings More

A Flush-Framed Floor to Maximize Space
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A Flush-Framed Floor to Maximize Space

Eliminating a dropped beam and a brick pier in a basement remodel required the use... More

Framing Over a Complex Foundation, Part II
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Framing Over a Complex Foundation, Part II

This follow-up article to "Mudsill Layout for a Complex Foundation" describes... More

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Steel Instruction

Supporting a Brick Chimney With Structural Steel
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Supporting a Brick Chimney With Structural Steel

A pair of I-beams support a three-story brick chimney in this basement remodel. More

On the Job: Installing a Flush Flitch-Plate Beam
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On the Job: Installing a Flush Flitch-Plate Beam

Installing a flush flitch-plate beam; rotproof brackets More

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Replacing a Wood Beam With Steel

The LVL beam had been installed in an earlier remodel to replace structural partitions supporting the second floor. Since Cox knew that a flush steel beam could do the job just as well — but invisibly — he offered to include the swap-out in the contract. More

Steel I-Beam Rafter Pair
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Steel I-Beam Rafter Pair

Steel I-beam rafter pair; rock-breaking tip; ice supports More

Narrow Shear-Wall Solution
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Narrow Shear-Wall Solution

Q. I'm the project manager for a construction company that's building a series of... More

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