Supporting a Brick Chimney With Structural Steel
A pair of I-beams support a three-story brick chimney in this basement remodel.
On the Job: Installing a Flush Flitch-Plate Beam
Installing a flush flitch-plate beam; rotproof brackets
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.
Steel I-Beam Rafter Pair
Steel I-beam rafter pair; rock-breaking tip; ice supports
Narrow Shear-Wall Solution
Q. I'm the project manager for a construction company that's building a series of...