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Changing the Specification – What is “Or Equal”?
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It starts with the idea of a new home. The designer of record meets with the future homeowner and begins to design their home. A major influence on[...]

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Coastal Rebuilding – New Connection Details
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As the snow drifts continue to melt outside my window, builders up and down the northeastern coast are beginning their second construction season[...]

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TJI® Joist Reactions, Web Stiffeners Requirements & Forte® Software Analysis
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The need for and the correct use of web stiffeners with TJI® joists is a common question. A web stiffener may be required to provide one or more[...]

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TimberStrand® LSL – Engineered Solutions for Multi-Family Projects
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The improving economy has led to a rapid increase in housing demand. Both single-family and multi-family (apartments and condominiums) have seen a[...]

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New Round Hole Capabilities for Microllam LVL, Parallam PSL and TimberStrand LSL
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The size and location of holes that can be cut in wood beams, whether sawn lumber, glulam or structural composite lumber, have traditionally been[...]

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