Adjustable Hanger or Custom Hanger — You Make the Call

Randy Shackelford

It would be a lot simpler for designing engineers if structural connections were always for members at right angles to one another. Often, connections have to be designed for supported members that are at a skewed or sloped angle rather than perpendicular to the header. In these cases, the...

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December 2019
Issue #11245
Page 104
Robert Glowinski

AWC Releases 2015 Deck Guide in Spanish

Robert Glowinski

Spring is upon us. Construction is ramping up nationwide. And, as we get ready to spend more time in our favorite outdoor spaces and decks, we must ensure they are safe for gatherings with family and friends. Just in time for the nicer weather, and the influx of construction workers, the...

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April 2019
Issue #11237
Paul McEntee, S.E.

Code Report: Understanding Allowable Load Changes

Paul McEntee

The Simpson Strong-Tie® 2019–2020 Wood Construction Connectors catalog is the first in the industry with updated connector allowable load tables to meet the new ASTM test standards required by the 2015 and 2018 International Building Code® (IBC®). It is designed to...

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March 2019
Issue #11236
Page 90
Paul McEntee, S.E.

Questions Answered: Making Wood Connections Work for Two-Hour Fire Walls

Paul McEntee

In this article, Paul McEntee follows up on our July 25 webinar, Making Wood Connections Work for Two-Hour Fire Walls, by answering some of the interesting questions raised by attendees. We presented an hour-long webinar recently about using fire wall hangers in Type III wood-frame buildings,...

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November 2018
Issue #10232
Page 90
Frank Woeste. P.E.

All Things Wood: Anatomy of an Inherently Dangerous Deck

Frank Woeste

Over the period of nine days starting on June 9, 2017, five deck collapses in five states (MT, VA, OH. MI, and WI) were reported in the news media. Using the injury data from the media, the five collapses resulted in a total of 57 injuries. In one case, reported that, after an...

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July 2017
Issue #10216
Page 76

How to Pick a Connector Series: Selecting a Joist Hanger

Randy Shackelford

A quick glance through the Simpson Strong-Tie® Wood Construction Connectors catalog shows that we manufacture at least 29 different models of face-mount wood-to-wood joist hangers, three separate models of face-mount wood-to-masonry hangers, 42 different models of top-flange wood-to-wood...

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March 2017
Issue #10212
Page 76
Robert Glowinski

Fire Safety for the Holiday Season and Year ‘Round

Robert Glowinski

The winter season is upon us, and families across the country are decorating their homes for holiday festivities. Unfortunately, this time of year is also marked by an increase in fires – with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reporting the highest occurrence of candle and...

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December 2016
Issue #09209
Page 53
Frank Woeste. P.E.

Controlling Floor Vibration

Frank Woeste

Home buyers naturally take for granted that the floor system in a new house is safe and complies with the building code—and rightly so. But home buyers also have expectations for their floors that are unrelated to safety or the building code. In particular, many home buyers are aware of...

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February 2016
Issue #09199
Page 43

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