Design & Construction

2 Contractors Hurt in Deck Collapse
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2 Contractors Hurt in Deck Collapse

Workers were attempting to raise a house and attached deck that had been damaged... More

Proposed ASHI Deck Inspection Standard Open for Comments
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Proposed ASHI Deck Inspection Standard Open for Comments

The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) is looking for feedback from deck... More

Nailed Ledger Led to Hartford Porch Collapse
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Nailed Ledger Led to Hartford Porch Collapse

A Hartford porch collapse that injured 32 Trinity College students was the result... More

 Stainless Steel Cable Railings
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Stainless Steel Cable Railings

PDB reader Darel is looking for some advice on cable railings that will be cheap,... More

Installing a Pair of Doors
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Installing a Pair of Doors

Got a pair of porch or patio doors to install? This will show you how. More

Strong-Tie Structural Engineering Blog
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Strong-Tie Structural Engineering Blog

A 2014 review of our corrosion protection recommendations made us realize we could... More

California Toughens Rules for Contractor Oversight
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California Toughens Rules for Contractor Oversight

State lawmakers authored the legislation after a fatal balcony collapse in... More

Forming an Elliptical Deck
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Forming an Elliptical Deck
Tags: Framing, Decks
Building Urban Rooftop Decks
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Building Urban Rooftop Decks

A modular system installs quickly without disturbing the roof More

Hardware for Ground-Contact Lumber
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Hardware for Ground-Contact Lumber

Lumber yards are stocking treated wood with higher concentrations of preservatives... More

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