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Making Decks Safer
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Making Decks Safer

Regular inspections are a smart way to extend the life of a wood deck and keep... More

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Deck Collapse Injures 16
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Deck Collapse Injures 16

An early morning deck collapse at a 19th century home in Brooklyn, N.Y., earlier... More

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New Lab to Focus on Construction
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New Lab to Focus on Construction

Simpson Strong-Tie, which makes structural connectors, is donating a total of... More

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Concealed Beam Tie
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Concealed Beam Tie

Simpson's CBTZ connects a beam with a post without a lot of metal showing More

Structural Vinyl Columns
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Structural Vinyl Columns

The LandMarke Builder's Vinyl Column from Fairway can be cut on site to the... More

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A Path to Safer Balconies
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A Path to Safer Balconies

These tricky cantilevered structures demand careful framing and waterproofing details More

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Notching Guidelines

Most prescriptive guidelines for notching and drilling in framing members don't account for wet-service conditions. More

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Inspections Prevent Tragedies

Older oceanfront decks are particularly vulnerable to structural problems because of salt corrosion of hardware and fasteners. More

Efficient Deck Demolition
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Efficient Deck Demolition

It isn't glamorous work, but your crew can do it quickly and profitably with a... More

Deck Collapse in Missouri
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Deck Collapse in Missouri

A deck on the back of a Cape Girardeau, Mo., home collapsed after the ledger... More

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