Bracing a House With Steel
A coastal home with glass walls and cantilevered overhangs calls for a...
Stretching the Span With Steel
T-shaped beams fabricated from a standard I-beam help uncramp a basement space.
Retrofitting A Structural Ridge
Reinforced light-gauge steel beams provided the strength needed to open up the...
Supporting a Wide-Span Floor With Structural Steel
Sculptural steel columns and beams turned a two-car garage into a two-story living...
Choosing Engineered Beams For Heavy Loads And Long Spans
For heavy loads and long spans, engineered beams are the way to go. In this article, we compare LVL, glulam, and Parallam, plus some new composite beams.
Framing Roofs With Steel
A Midwest builder shares the simple connection details he uses to speed the...
Floor Framing With Steel
Steel floor joists provide flat, stiff floors over long spans and, thanks to new...
Making the Switch to Steel
Lumber price swings and declining quality convinced this California production...
Flitch Beam Retrofit
A custom remodeler tells how he and a helper used standard tools to install a three-quarter-ton steel sandwich before removing a masonry support wall for a first-story addition.