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Alternative Uses for Helical Piles

How installing helical piles at an angle allows them to be used to provide lateral... More

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Beam Stress and Strain: A Lesson in Statics

Clayton DeKorne explains how beams are governed by five principal factors that... More

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Uniform vs. Concentrated Deflection

Why it's important to know the difference when installing tile over a plywood... More

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Practical Details for Earthquake-Resilient Buildings

Shear walls and strong connections are key in resisting the lateral forces that... More

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Don't Break the Lateral Load Path

Tim Uhler shows how he installs embedded strap-tie hardware to transfer lateral... More

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An Introduction to Structural Design

To keep a building upright, you have to know how it might fall down. More

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A Two-Phase Seismic Retrofit

How a California contractor reinforced roof-to-wall and truss-to-post connections... More

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Combining Steel Columns and Beams With Wood Framing

How story poles and templates make it easier to integrate steel with conventional... More

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Preventing Drainage Problems on Low-Slope Roofs

Frank Woeste explains how deflection - which is normal - can cause water to pond... More

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A Curved Deck With a Hidden Framing Secret

How to create an unobstructed lake view with a minimum number of support posts More

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