Simpson Strong-Tie Fastener for Coastal Pile Construction
Eliminate extra parts and installation steps with SDWH Timber Hex-HDG screws.
September 2014 Letters
Contractor education requirements, bolts for attaching sills to foundations, energy-saving tips, sprinkler mandate
Simpson Strong-Tie CPTZ Post Base
This stand-off base keeps the post the code-required 1 inch above the concrete,...
Simpson Strong-Wall SB Shear Panel
A wood shear panel for large openings made from Timberstrand LSL, the product can...
DBC Drywall Bridging Connector
Can be installed with a single screw and is compatible with conventional and...
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
Manufactured Shear-Wall Components
For builders working in seismic zones or hurricane country, any structure has to...
Stabilizing a Hillside Foundation
Helical piers anchor a house on a sliding slope.
Engineer's Assessment of Tornado-Damaged Homes
As a structural engineer with the APA/Engineered Wood Association, I perform...
Working With Sonotubes
Every porch or deck I build starts with level footings and solid, plumb concrete...