Structure

A Strong Tension Tie for Decking
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A Strong Tension Tie for Decking
Replacing a Rotted Rim Joist Behind Brick
Stronger Deck Frames
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Stronger Deck Frames
Connecticut Porch Collapse Injures Dozens
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Connecticut Porch Collapse Injures Dozens

A three-story porch pancaked under the weight of partying college students in... More

Resource: Raised-Heel Trusses
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Resource: Raised-Heel Trusses

"Energy trusses" simplify attic ventilation, and leave ample room for insulation... More

Cantilevered Balcony Beams
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Cantilevered Balcony Beams

Framers set steel I-beams and PSL timbers to support stacked balconies for a... More

Structural Beams for a Cantilevered Balcony
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Structural Beams for a Cantilevered Balcony

On a tight infill site, a builder sets PSL beams to support projecting balconies. More

Retrofit Moment Frames
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Retrofit Moment Frames

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

Nature's Demolition Crew: Spring Winds Knock Down Derelict Structures
Florida's Tornado Season Is Far From Over, Say Experts
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Florida's Tornado Season Is Far From Over, Say Experts

After five tornadoes already this year, experts say South Florida can expect more... More

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