Framing

Steel Wide Flange Beams
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Steel Wide Flange Beams

Many buildings use steel wide flange beams as lintels in larger masonry openings... More

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Scaffolding Planks

The last thing a mason wants to worry about on a busy jobsite is the platform beneath his feet. But without reliable scaffold planks, many masonry projects would literally never get off the ground. More

9 Axle Hydra-Steer Trailer
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9 Axle Hydra-Steer Trailer

Elk River Machine Co. Hydra-Steer trailers deliver self-supporting loads -- even... More

MMX Aluminum Platform Trailer
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MMX Aluminum Platform Trailer

East Manufacturing Corp. The MMX aluminum platform trailer handles loads up to... More

Tags: Brick, Framing
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Hanging window lintels

Our firm is designing a multi-story steel frame office building with brick masonry insulated cavity walls. The shelf angles are designed with horizontal expansion joints beneath them at each floor line, roughly 10 feet on center. The windows are a relatively wide 12 feet and we would like to hang the window lintels from the floor above.Can this plan create problems since the lintels will be attached to a different floor beam than the masonry on either side of the window? More

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End Dams Over Window Lintels

Many references recommend placing end dams at flashing terminations over window lintels. Are these end dams necessary? If water flows off the end of the flashing, won't it merely be handled by lower levels of flashing? More

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Where Wood Framing Supports Brick Veneer

Can you support brick veneer on wood framing? In a two-story brick veneer residence with a one-story garage, the brick veneer above the garage needs to be supported on the wood framing. Is this permitted? More

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Level Best

Every contractor spends a great deal of time establishing level, plumb and square. Using a laser level can make this task easier. More

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How bond beams are used

What is the purpose of bond beams in concrete masonry walls? More

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Sagging lintels

I am replacing the windows on an old building. All the steel lintels have sagged downward in the center, some as much as 1 inch. Were these lintels built this way? Or did loads from the masonry cause them to sag over time? More

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