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JLC Online's New Look

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Strictly Business: Cultivating Good Employees
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Strictly Business: Effective employee reviews

Effective employee reviews More

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Strictly Business: Building a team

Building a team More

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A Spreadsheet Primer

This screen-by-screen tutorial will help you get more mileage out of your spreadsheet program, regardless of the task. More

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Q&A: Why Are 2x12s Rated Lower Than 2x6s?

Q: Recently I needed structural design values (E, Fb, Fv) for treated southern yellow pine. So I referred to a publication from the Southern Pine Council, which indicated that while E (modulus of elasticity) and Fv (allowable shear stress) remain constant, Fb (bending strength) values grow smaller as the lumber dimension grows larger. The values for Number 2 SYP are listed in the chart, below. Why does the Fb change with the lumber size? Also, does treating lumber with a preservative (such as CCA) change the design values? More

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Practical Engineering: Designing Overhanging Joists

Sizing overhanging joists More

Q&A: Applying Clapboards on a Curved Wall
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Q&A: Applying Clapboards on a Curved Wall

Q: I am trying to put 1/2x4-inch redwood beveled siding on a wall with a 4-ft. 8-... More

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Practical Engineering: Sizing Stiff Floor Girders

Building bounce-free floor girders More

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