Supporting a Brick Chimney With Structural Steel
A pair of I-beams support a three-story brick chimney in this basement remodel.
On the Job: Installing a Flush Flitch-Plate Beam
Installing a flush flitch-plate beam; rotproof brackets
Replacing a Wood Beam With Steel
The LVL beam had been installed in an earlier remodel to replace structural partitions supporting the second floor. Since Cox knew that a flush steel beam could do the job just as well — but invisibly — he offered to include the swap-out in the contract.
Steel I-Beam Rafter Pair
Steel I-beam rafter pair; rock-breaking tip; ice supports
Narrow Shear-Wall Solution
Here's how to reinforce garage walls that are only 10 inches wide to prevent racking.
Q&A: Weight of Steel vs. Lumber Beams
Q: For the same loads, which is heavier, structural steel beams or lumber beams?
Building Two-Story Window Walls
A structural engineer offers some practical guidelines for building tall window walls that are strong enough for the job.
Steelwork in Wood Frames
A thorough guide to using structural steel in wood frame construction.
A journeyman carpenter explains how to install steel studs and tells why he prefers them on many remodeling jobs.
This long-time steel builder describes the basics of pre-cut steel house frames and why he’ll take the screw gun over the hammer any day.