Wood Embedment in Concrete

by evstudio May 7, 2019

When designing a pavilion recently I came across an interesting design question. Can you embed wood columns into concrete piers? My first search for the answer led me to the 2009 IBC. Section 2304.11.4.1 Posts or columns. Posts or columns supporting permanent structures that are […]

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3 Story vs. 4 Story vs. 5 Story Apartments

by EVstudio AEP August 2, 2018
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We recently did a search for a good synopsis of the basic differences in costs and requirements for different heights/stories of apartment buildings. Finding none we decided it was time to fix that. 3 stories Type VB construction does not require rating of the structural […]

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Fire Resistance Treatments for Wood

by Bill Myhren, AIA, EI June 10, 2016
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Not all fire resistance treatments for wood are the same. Over the past few months, I have been learning about the differences between treatment strategies for wood. The following breakdown is a brief synopsis of those differences: Intumescent Paint Intumescent paint is a treatment applied […]

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