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Rules for Drilling and Notching Deck Framing
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Rules for Drilling and Notching Deck Framing

Following these simple guidelines when modifying joists, beams, and posts will... More

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Testing Single Posts vs. Railing Assemblies

The president of a post-anchor manufacturing company weighs in on load testing of guardrail posts and assemblies More

A Tall Deck in Earthquake Country
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A Tall Deck in Earthquake Country

A steel moment frame and plenty of lateral reinforcement were the keys to... More

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More Cooperation Needed

A deck builder writes in that his building department required a soils engineer for a deck on a house more than 25 years old More

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Zoning, Building Codes, and Red Tape

A New Jersey builder wonders if deck building codes actually make decks safer, or only more expensive to build. More

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