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What Can Happen to Unbraced Wood Truss Web Members? Part III

Posted by in Case Studies, Wood | February 25, 2020

So, to continue on from last weeks post. How did we know that the wood trusses had buckled sideways previously and were reset? Examination of the top chord in the featured photograph shows two nails saw off flush with the… Read More

Salute to President Warren G. Harding (1921-1923)

Posted by in Commemoration/Celebration | February 11, 2020

Warren Gamaliel Harding, the 29th President of the United States of America, was born on November 2, 1865 in Blooming Grove, Ohio (about 12 miles west of Mansfield).  He was the oldest of eight children.  His father was a farmer… Read More

What Can Happen to Unbraced Wood Truss Web Members? Part II

Posted by in Case Studies, Wood | January 27, 2020

So, what happens when the web members of a wood truss are not braced laterally as specified by the truss manufacturer? When a wood truss is designed and constructed by a truss manufacturer, the manufacturer commonly provides drawings that show… Read More

Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day (2020)

Posted by in Commemoration/Celebration | January 14, 2020

From the text of the I Have a Dream  speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, August 28, 1963: “Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends. And so even though we… Read More

Behold, I Make All Things New

Posted by in Commemoration/Celebration | December 30, 2019

“And He that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new.” Rev 21:5 KJV The following are the words of C. H. Spurgeon on January 1, 1885 “This is the first day of a new year, and… Read More

Merry Christmas (2019)

Posted by in Uncategorized | December 16, 2019

Were you there when they crucified my Lord?Oh were you there when they crucified my Lord?Oh, sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, trembleWere you there when they crucified my Lord? Pondering these words I am dumbfounded as to why… Read More

Creasing: Is It from Wind or Hand Lifting?

Posted by in Shingles, Simple Forensic Methods, Wind Damage | December 02, 2019

Multiple lines of creases in the height of a tab often raise suspicion that the damage has been due to hand lifting, that is, intentional damage.  But, that is not true.  There is more to consider.  If the multiple lines… Read More

Happy Thanksgiving 2019

Posted by in Uncategorized | November 19, 2019

Thank you for your friendship, your kindness, and your remembering us for forensic structural engineering services throughout 2019. …. And together let us: “Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good. His lovingkindness endures forever. “ … Because: “Every beneficial… Read More