Seismic and Wind

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Lateral-Force Collectors for Seismic and Wind-Resistant Framing

There's more to wind- and earthquake-resistant framing than properly constructed... More

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A Framer's Guide to Shear Wall Construction

Tim Uhler explains how he builds braced walls that will meet code in seismic and... More

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Upgrading the Load Path

To resist hurricane-force winds, homes need beefed-up roof details and a... More

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The Portal Frame Option

Why this site-built framing detail is essential for bracing openings in garages... More

Seismic and Wind Instruction

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Narrow Shear-Wall Solution

Here's how to reinforce garage walls that are only 10 inches wide to prevent racking. More

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Strengthening Garage Door Walls

Q. Can anyone explain the actual technical concern and reason that new building... More

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Seismic & High-Wind Framing

Shear walls * Hold-downs * Foundation anchors * Hardware layout * Retrofitting seismic connectors & shear walls * Nailing shear panels * Wood-to-wood and wood-to-masonry roof connections * Roof diaphragm details More

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