Stable Geometric Shapes

Stable Geometric Shapes

In the timber framing industry, one of the most common practices to support walls laterally, is the well-tested knee brace. Depending on the builder, there can be a variety of different methods. Here is an overview of bracing systems used in timber framing....

7 Reasons You Should Build Green

“Building green is no longer just a luxury, it’s a necessity!” Green building is becoming more and more popular among homebuyers. This means fewer materials, less pollution and more eco-friendly habits. I recently had a couple come to me wanting to...
How to Avoid a Structural 98lb Weakling

How to Avoid a Structural 98lb Weakling

The # 1 Enemy: Inadequate Planning in Addressing Tension Loads   How will you identify possible weak points in your timber structure? Is it worth your time? Can such a complex issue be summarized in an easy-to-grasp format? If you are mechanically inclined even...
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