Jim DeStefano, P.E., AIA, F.SEI is the President of the structural engineering and architecture firm of DeStefano & Chamberlain, Inc. that he founded in 1981. The firm is located in Fairfield, Connecticut, although their projects can be found across the country – the firm is licensed to practice in twenty seven states. They specialize in […]
Fire Tower Engineered Timber is located in Providence, Rhode Island. Bringing a modern perspective to a time-honored craft, Fire Tower is an enterprising firm specializing in the engineering and design of timber structures, including light lumber, heavy and curved timber, timber frame and post & beam structures. The company was founded in 2006 by Ben […]
Gillis & Company Timber Frames, located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, is owned by Mark Gillis. They handcraft traditional wood structures that have been updated for today’s living challenges. They pay careful attention to everyone’s needs, and work with the clients and the other building professionals to design and build a structure that is energy […]
This floor joist sizing detail was taught to me by the instructors at Heartwood School’s engineering and joinery decision course. All joints should be reviewed by a qualified timber framing engineer for the specific loads and frame.