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Anna Stamm

Advertiser Forum: Ingenuity Always Delivers

Anna Stamm

For most of us, the majority of our time we do things in the way we’ve done them before, for the reasons we’ve had before, and expecting the typical results. For many projects, that’s exactly how to operate! When we follow our habits and procedures, we’re able to capture...

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February 2017
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Sean Hubbard

Growing Interest in Wall Panels

Sean Hubbard

Each and every machine, employee, and environment has unique limitations. It’s knowing how to exploit the strengths of each that will contribute to the success of the company and the success of each product line. We recognize the strengths of unconventional wall framing for the North...

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February 2017
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Joe Kannapell

German Robotics in U.S. Housing

Joe Kannapell

German invaders have landed on our shores intent on leapfrogging our component industry. Their huge investment and their unconventional processes are now being tested on a jobsite not far from their high-tech, 200,000 sq. ft. Baltimore plant. Their name, Blueprint Robotics, invokes a...

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February 2017
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Todd Drummond

Off–site Designing and Sales: The Three Biggest Obstacles

Todd Drummond

What once was frowned upon has now become very common. Off-site designing and off-site sales individuals or teams can be a very good way to expand your company’s capabilities. The biggest driver of its emerging acceptability is the fact that the pool of talent is larger when looking...

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February 2017
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Glenn Traylor

Upsizing Plates and Plate Placement Method Failures

Glenn Traylor

Using a 6 x 6 plate instead of a 3 x 6 plate can make the Plate Placement Method fail the polygon rule. So what is happening? And how can this be resolved? What’s Happening In the image, the yellow area represents the connector optimal placement for the designed size of a 3 x 6...

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February 2017
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Ben Hershey

Transportation Waste is More Evident Than You Think

Ben Hershey

Part 2 in our TIMWOODS Series When we last left off in our series, I introduced you to my friend, TIM WOODS. TIM WOODS is actually an acronym for the eight deadly wastes (Transportation, Inventory, Motion, Waiting, Over-Processing, Over-Production, Defects, and Skills). While the acronym...

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February 2017
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Robert Glowinski

Celebrating Engineers

Robert Glowinski

Engineers Week is February 19 – 25 February 19 – 25 is National Engineers Week. The week celebrates the impact engineers make on our daily lives and encourages young people to consider engineering as a career. For a trade association, AWC employs a lot of engineers and we see the...

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February 2017
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Matt Layman

Lumber Briefs: The Real Cost of “Not Discounting” Invoices

Matt Layman

Part Four in the Save Money Series Back in the good old days, when I was a rookie lumber broker, central zone SYP producers offered wholesalers a 5% discount which gave us incentive to work their wood outside Mississippi and Alabama. I offer that just to be aggravating. Also, back in...

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February 2017
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Frank Woeste. P.E.

All Things Wood: Heavy Timber with "Heavy Connection"

Frank Woeste

Photo taken at a restaurant in Maine located on the first floor of a historic textile mill building. Such buildings were constructed in the 1860-65 timeframe. The column is about 18”x18” and apparently continues upward into the next floor (or floors). The side mounted connection was...

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February 2017
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Snow Loading for Trusses: Why Specifying a Roof Snow Load Isn’t Enough

Kelly Sias

“Winning is about having the whole team on the same page.” Bill Walton You might wonder what a quote about winning basketball games could possibly have to do with snow loading on trusses.  As with basketball, the importance of close teamwork also applies to a project...

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February 2017
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