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January 10, 2019

A floating or hanger column is a vertical member that is supported by a transfer beam and doesn’t transfer its load directly to the foundation. This type of construction is widely used in multi-story commercial and residential buildings because it allows for the column layout on individual floors to be modified where larger, open spaces […]

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January 3, 2019

RISA-3D is one of the few pieces of software on the market offering wood shear wall analysis and design accompanied by multiple design methods to best suit your detailing needs. With options of Segmented, Perforated, or Force Transfer around Openings (FTAO), RISA gives users the ability to analyze and design their wood shear walls as […]

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