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Architecture Puzzler #120
Back in the days before glulam beams, framing was often done with heavy timber. Framing members were often specified as "FOHC," or "free of heart center." Why was wood specified FOHC?
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Architecture Puzzler #119
Pratt, Fink, Warren, and Vierendeel might sound like the name of a law firm, but these are names of commonly designed trusses. Do you know which of these requires a moment connection between the web and chord members?
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Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects
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Heavy timber framing in a 17th-century cottage in New England.
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