case study

Raised Home—and Renewed Hopes—in the Wake of Sandy

in Trus Joist

When the clouds cleared and the waves subsided following Superstorm Sandy in October 2012, the Santos family found itself picking up the pieces alongside many of its Point Pleasant, N.J., neighbors. Despite the home’s location nearly a mile from the ocean, the storm surge flooded the ground floor, overwhelming three sump pumps and causing severe […]

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Tall Walls Add Space to Rustic Pennsylvania Home

in Trus Joist

Lee Calisti’s customers faced a familiar challenge: growing family, too little space. But for this Pennsylvania couple, moving on wasn’t an option. The rustic, log-sided cabin they shared, once a bachelor pad, was home—cozy, personal and authentic. They turned to Calisti to expand the living area without forsaking its character. “They didn’t just want more […]

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Microllam LVL Archway Adds Visual Pop to Renovated Office Building

in Trus Joist

Change driven by inspiration is a fact of life in construction. And sometimes, the right building product can minimize any construction delays such changes would otherwise cause. Hebert Construction of Lewiston, Maine, experienced this first hand while renovating a 30,000-square-foot building into office space for client Argo Marketing. That two-floor structure, which the city of […]

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Wood-Framed Six-Story Condominium Saves Cost, Boosts Sustainability in Vancouver

in Canada, Trus Joist

Highlighted by grand wood entryways, modern West Coast architecture, and industry-leading building techniques, the Sail condominium complex exudes a natural aura and a feeling of luxury well-suited for its location on Vancouver’s beautiful UBC peninsula. The two buildings, consisting of 98 and 72 one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, boast a contemporary-yet-cozy design in keeping with […]

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