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Designing Floors for Optimal Performance: Understanding the impact of product choices and installation methods

All images courtesy Weyerhaeuser Trus Joist

When designing a wood-framed floor system for multi-family projects, from the joists to the subfloor, specifiers have numerous options for the level of performance related to occupant comfort. The size and thickness of floor framing materials, the way the members are laid out, and the manner in which they are installed have a direct influence on how stable the floor will be underfoot and how well the finished flooring on top performs over time.

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Structural Safety of Wood Decks and Deck Guards

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Most deck-related accidents are caused by failure of the deck-ledger connection or the guardrail—this can lead to serious injuries or death. Decks are often designed as a collection of individual parts, rather than as a ‘system’ of interrelated components that must function correctly. Further, because decks are exterior structures, permanently exposed to weather, long-term decay and fastener or connector corrosion can contribute to these failures.

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Investigating Sheathing Durability: Infrared surveys in hot climates

All images courtesy Building Diagnostics Inc.

The ability to detect trapped moisture within a wall system is useful in evaluating the condition of an exterior wall system, and critical for evaluating sheathing durability. Finding hidden water using non-destructive techniques such as infrared imaging can be useful if the techniques are used correctly. Performing infrared surveys in warm weather is possible, but there are limitations.

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