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Structural Engineering of a Truss Design
Published on November 10, 2017 by Structural Innovations in Residential Structural Inspections

Trusses are a common system used to support structures over a large span of space.  It consists of a frame of axially loaded members that are either in tension or compression and are interconnected at the joints.  Trusses are structurally engineered to be efficient structural systems where every component is critical to the long-term durability […]


What You Need to Know Before Building Your Backyard Deck
Published on October 18, 2017 by Structural Innovations in Residential Structural Inspections

Decks are a common residential feature used throughout the United States.  Deck building codes, until recently, lacked clear guidance from local jurisdictions on proper construction practices.  The methods of construction and framing of decks were left solely to the judgment of the contractor, handyman or homeowner.  If the individuals in charge of construction were not […]