Author: Art Lewis, PE

Kitchen Island Design Considerations

in Tech Talk

Kitchen islands are a common source of homeowner frustration with respect to floor performance.  When walking by the island, occupants may notice movement of the countertop or the rattling of a utensil holder.  Since many countertops are stone, it is often assumed the supporting floor joist system was not designed properly to account for the […]

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What’s so Special About Parallam® Plus PSL?

in Tech Talk, Trus Joist

Parallam® Plus PSL, our preservative-treated version of Parallam® PSL, has built an outstanding reputation of resisting adverse weather and climate while performing structurally as a beam or column member.

What makes this product so durable for exposed exterior applications? Find out in this post from Professional Engineer Art Lewis.

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