HOUSE SAVVY–What Constitutes Solid Structural Design?

Building Codes Set the Minimum
But Not the Standard
For Savvy Builders

Solid structural design requires an understanding of the complex of forces that a structural assembly must be designed to resist.  Beams, columns and walls carry each load down to the ground.  Acting as a unit instead of a collection of isolated components that the wind can pick off one by one, these various systems interacting together are necessary to keep a building upright and make it stronger. Lumber sizes, the diameter and length of nails and structural screws, and other bracing requirements are determined by the structural demands of the building.

For more information read Building Savvy’s Focus Section:

Structure–Know the Minimums But Go Beyond Them!

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