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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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Common Field Issues and Mistakes can be Avoided
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As the housing market continues its path to recovery, certain mistakes when using engineered wood products (EWP) are becoming more common. Many of[...]

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Engineered Diaphragms and TJI® Joists
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Demands on prefabricated wood I-joists in engineered buildings extend to more than just gravity requirements.  Seismic and wind lateral forces induce[...]

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