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Expanded ANSI-ANAB Scope Shows SBCRI’s Growing Capabilities

Mon, 2017-03-20 12:33

SBCRI renewed its ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) accreditation certificate January 4, 2017 and expanded its scope to cover 42 standards, specifications, methods, concepts and related testing techniques.

Weyerhaeuser’s Javelin Design Software Gets an Upgrade

Mon, 2017-02-13 11:43

Weyerhaeuser has announced the availability of an updated version of its popular Javelin software that allows users to build a complete model of the entire structural frame for a project.

Renovators Try to Save 100 Year-Old Bowstring Trusses

Mon, 2017-02-13 11:15

The 100-year-old building at First and Wright streets in downtown La Salle is getting a no-holds-barred makeover. The trusses are made of heavy lumber and designed to support a roof over a large space without columns.

Do You Indemnify Your 'ICC Report' Author?

Mon, 2016-12-12 21:26

The 'fine print' is commonly not reviewed closely, and as a consequence, exposure to risk is often misunderstood.

Understanding the Value of Signed & Sealed Professional Technical Evaluations

Mon, 2016-11-28 11:46
November 28, 2016

There are many terms used for ‘product evaluation reports’ or ‘technical evaluations.’ A generic statement typically heard in the marketplace is, “you need to have an ICC report.”

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For an 'ICC Report,' What Value Does Sealed Engineering Have?

Mon, 2016-11-28 11:46

There are many terms used for ‘product evaluation reports’ or ‘technical evaluations.’ A generic statement typically heard in the marketplace is, “you need to have an ICC report.”

Alpine's Dave Brakemen Announces Retirement

Mon, 2016-10-17 11:38
October 10, 2016

After 38 years of unwavering determination to advance the state of truss component engineering and construction framing practices, David B. Brakeman, P.E., S.E. is will retire later this year.

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Alpine's Dave Brakemen Announces Retirement

Mon, 2016-10-17 11:38

After 38 years of unwavering determination to advance the state of truss component engineering and construction framing practices, David B. Brakeman, P.E., S.E. is will retire later this year.

LP Brings 'R501.3 Equivalent' Joist Product to Northeast

Tue, 2016-05-31 11:18
May 24, 2016

LP Building Products and Sherwood Lumber announce the distribution of the full line of LP SolidStart Engineered Wood Products—including LP FlameBlock I-Joists—bringing the building products to the Northeast.

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Making the Case for T-Bracing Trusses

Mon, 2016-05-23 10:53
May 10, 2016

Building failures often start at the top. A strong truss ensures for a stronger building, adaptable to the rigorous winds and rumblings of nature.

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Making the Case for T-Bracing Trusses

Mon, 2016-05-23 10:53
May 10, 2016

Building failures often start at the top. A strong truss ensures for a stronger building, adaptable to the rigorous winds and rumblings of nature.

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Making the Case for T-Bracing Trusses

Mon, 2016-05-23 10:53

Building failures often start at the top. A strong truss ensures for a stronger building, adaptable to the rigorous winds and rumblings of nature.

Washington State Research Facility Given Simpson Strong-Tie Namesake

Mon, 2016-05-23 09:02
May 18, 2016

Simpson Strong-Tie announced the opening of the Simpson Strong-Tie® Research and Testing Lab at Washington State University (WSU).

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Really? OSB Sheathing Blamed in Building Collapse Due to 86 mph Wind!

Mon, 2016-05-16 11:30
May 16, 2016

You may recall the Brier Creek Multifamily building collapse (video below) due to a straight line wind gust of approximately 86 mph that went viral in early 2014.

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OSB Sheathing Blamed for Building Collapse from 86 mph Wind! Really?

Mon, 2016-05-16 11:30
May 16, 2016

You may recall the Brier Creek Multifamily building collapse (video below) due to a straight line wind gust of approximately 86 mph that went viral in early 2014.

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Really? OSB Sheathing Blamed in Building Collapse Due to 86 mph Wind!

Mon, 2016-05-16 11:30

You may recall the Brier Creek Multifamily building collapse (video below) due to a straight line wind gust of approximately 86 mph that went viral in early 2014.

Arizona Homebuilder Adopts 3D Printer-Aided Design

Mon, 2016-05-16 10:16
May 13, 2016

Shea Homes’ Arizona division recently found its own application for 3D printing: model homes.

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Arizona Homebuilder Adopts 3D Printer-Aided Design

Mon, 2016-05-16 10:16
May 13, 2016

Shea Homes’ Arizona division recently found its own application for 3D printing: model homes.

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Arizona Homebuilder Adopts 3D Printer-Aided Design

Mon, 2016-05-16 10:16

Shea Homes’ Arizona division recently found its own application for 3D printing: model homes.

Timber Products Inspection Merges with Canadian Counterpart

Mon, 2016-05-09 08:22
May 04, 2016

Timber Products Inspection, Inc. (TP) and the Canadian Softwood Inspection Agency, Inc. (CSI), dba Macdonald Inspection Services (MI), announced that effective May 3, 2016, the two companies have merged.

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