When framing estimates for a new apartment complex in Rialto, California, came in too high, a savvy developer decided to have the project value engineered. A switch to glulam and wood-framed shear walls got the project back in the black.
Karyn Beebe | Dec 7, 2015
This installment features a wide-ranging discussion that reveals how a mix of engineered wood products lend themselves to expressive design — and what’s blocking today’s designers from fully embracing this aesthetic.
Karyn Beebe | Sep 17, 2015
Karyn Beebe | Dec 5, 2014
As wood-frame construction is continuously evolving, designers in many parts of the U.S. are optimizing design solutions that require the understanding of force transfer between elements in the lateral load-resisting system.