Design

The tables are intended as a practical tool to assist contractors in the selection of footing widths and the determination of the quantity of wood studs required for supporting the end reactions of beams, girders, and/or headers. 

A spring Wisconsin snowstorm demonstrates how a building design practice may lead to higher risk.

An unusual design project gives this CM international exposure.

Getting information up front on sprinkler systems can ease the design process.

CM increases profit with pre-designed shear blocking panels.

Finding opportunity in the growing solar panel market.

The following is a summary of code change proposals to the 2018 International Building Code (IBC) which have been submitted by various foam plastic insulation associations, including the FSC, XPSA, PIMA, and CPI. 

On February 21, 2018, DOE issued a pre-publication notice of determination that Standard 90.1-2016 would achieve greater energy efficiency in buildings subject to the code.

An unusual project with an uncommon shape presented the kind of design challenge truss technicians don’t see every day.
 

A complex roof with multiple arcing panels provided design challenges both before and during construction.