Timber Engineering Archives – by [as] https://alexschreyer.net/category/engineering/ AEC CAD/BIM, SketchUp, Timber Engineering, Web Design and more... Wed, 21 Sep 2022 15:51:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://i0.wp.com/alexschreyer.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/cropped-favicon-1.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Timber Engineering Archives – by [as] https://alexschreyer.net/category/engineering/ 32 32 6702894 Fundamentals of Residential Construction, 5th Edition is Here! https://alexschreyer.net/construction/fundamentals-of-residential-construction-5th-edition-is-here/ https://alexschreyer.net/construction/fundamentals-of-residential-construction-5th-edition-is-here/#disqus_thread Wed, 21 Sep 2022 11:00:20 +0000 https://alexschreyer.net/?p=10566 I am very happy to announce that after a full year of editing, writing, photographing, reviewing, proof-reading, and then proof-reading again, the new edition of Fundamentals of Residential Construction by Allen/Schreyer/Thallon is now available! As before, it comes in an eBook version as well as a hardcover. For this edition, I was able to implement [...] Read more..

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Discussing MassTimber and the Olver Design Building on MassConstruction’s Podcast https://alexschreyer.net/construction/discussing-masstimber-and-the-olver-design-building-on-massconstructions-podcast/ https://alexschreyer.net/construction/discussing-masstimber-and-the-olver-design-building-on-massconstructions-podcast/#disqus_thread Fri, 22 Feb 2019 14:20:48 +0000 https://alexschreyer.net/?p=7415 Joseph Kelly of MassConstruction.org visited our BCT program at UMass a few weeks ago for a tour of the Olver Design Building, our award-winning home at UMass. He also brought along his microphone and taped a two-part podcast with Peggi Clouston and me about the Design Building and the current wave of new MassTimber buildings. You [...] Read more..

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How much abuse can Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) take? https://alexschreyer.net/engineering/much-abuse-can-cross-laminated-timber-clt-take/ https://alexschreyer.net/engineering/much-abuse-can-cross-laminated-timber-clt-take/#disqus_thread Thu, 15 Dec 2016 12:46:40 +0000 http://alexschreyer.net/?p=6774 Being about a month away from moving my office into a Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) building, I am of course interested in answers to this question. As it turns out, many recent research projects proved that CLT can evidently handle quite a bit of abuse (beyond regular day-to-day loading and use)! I may be biased, but [...] Read more..

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Opening of T3 building continues recent mass timber building trend: Six examples https://alexschreyer.net/engineering/opening-t3-building-continues-recent-mass-timber-building-trend-six-examples/ https://alexschreyer.net/engineering/opening-t3-building-continues-recent-mass-timber-building-trend-six-examples/#disqus_thread Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:12:41 +0000 http://alexschreyer.net/?p=6694 Today’s opening of the T3 building in Minneapolis marks a spectacular milestone: The construction of the tallest contemporary heavy-timber building in the US so far! I am saying “so far” because as this trend continues, it will surely by surpassed in height very soon. Completion of the T3 building continues a recent trend of larger, [...] Read more..

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Merry Christmas, Joyful Holidays, and a Happy New Year 2016! https://alexschreyer.net/design/merry-christmas-joyful-holidays-and-a-happy-new-year-2016/ https://alexschreyer.net/design/merry-christmas-joyful-holidays-and-a-happy-new-year-2016/#disqus_thread Tue, 15 Dec 2015 05:31:34 +0000 http://alexschreyer.net/?p=5660 For this year’s Christmas post, I went back to a simple rendering approach. Mixing some extruded shapes, eroded boxes, basic materials and a few lights makes for a nice, moody image. As always, all done in SketchUp (and Twilight). To you and your loved ones a peaceful and joyful holiday season and a happy and successful [...] Read more..

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