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February 18, 2017

Building officials in the City of Los Angeles have identified about 13,500 buildings that are deemed to have a "soft story" and may be at risk of collapse in a major earthquake.  A building with a soft story is typically a multistory building where a story is significa...

September 9, 2016

Beams are retrofitted to bear gravity loads from floor joists and roof, and it is important to know how the beam is installed because it could affect how the living space looks.  This post will cover the various ways a beam could be retrofitted.

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September 5, 2016

I recently had a project where the client wanted to remove a wood wall between the kitchen and the living room.  It seems trendy to make the kitchen open to the living room so this is will be a write up about things to consider when removing a wall. As a structural eng...

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