Structure

Deck Skylights
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Deck Skylights

Structural glass panels can be installed in a deck to bring daylight to the area... More

Connecting Posts to Shallow Joists
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Connecting Posts to Shallow Joists

It may be easier to connect the posts to the wall or roof structure than to... More

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Deck Lateral Loads the Truth Revealed Deck Lateral Loads the Truth Revealed

New testing reveals that lag-screw connected ledgers can resist lateral loads without hold down anchors. This video uncovers the past, present and future of lateral loads for decks in the International Residential Code. More

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Lateral Bracing Alternatives
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Lateral Bracing Alternatives

Anchoring decks to the foundation rather than to the interior framing simplifies a... More

Wahoo Complete Balconies
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Wahoo Complete Balconies

Powder-coated aluminum structures are engineered to meet the building specs of the... More

ASD-factored Seismic Deck Loads
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ASD-factored Seismic Deck Loads

Washington State University engineering professor Don Bender and his team... More

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Measuring Lateral Loads on Decks
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Measuring Lateral Loads on Decks

Researchers tested two 12x12 decks—one with tension hold-down connectors, and one... More

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Wind Loads and Decks
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Wind Loads and Decks

Is it a safe assumption that hold-down hardware at the ledger is adequate to... More

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Fairway Building Products Structural Posts
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Fairway Building Products Structural Posts

Inserts made of galvanized pipe attach to the deck's framing More

Cantilevers in the 2015 Code
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Cantilevers in the 2015 Code

Updated span tables for decking, joists, and beams clarify the requirements for... More

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