Engineering & Testing

The 'fine print' is often not reviewed closely, if at all. As a consequence, exposure to risk may not be directly  and fully considered.

There are many terms used for ‘product evaluation reports’ or ‘technical evaluations.’ A generic statement typically heard in the marketplace is, “you need to have an ICC report.”

After 38 years of unwavering determination to advance the state of truss component engineering and construction framing practices, David B. Brakeman, P.E., S.E. is will retire later this year.

Building failures often start at the top. A strong truss ensures for a stronger building, adaptable to the rigorous winds and rumblings of nature.

You may recall the Brier Creek Multifamily building collapse (video below) due to a straight line wind gust of approximately 86 mph that went viral in early 2014.

Shea Homes’ Arizona division recently found its own application for 3D printing: model homes.

Timber Products Inspection, Inc. (TP) and the Canadian Softwood Inspection Agency, Inc. (CSI), dba Macdonald Inspection Services (MI), announced that effective May 3, 2016, the two companies have merged.

The American Wood Council (AWC) has released a revised 2015 Manual for Engineered Wood Construction.

SBCA’s continual research and hands-on involvement in the building industry provides the association with the opportunity to publish reports on an ongoing basis. 

Simpson Strong-Tie is establishing an annual $100,000 donation for the next eight years to support Washington State University construction and engineering research.