Metal Framing Thickness or Gage - New and Improved issue

Previous Tech Tip was updated to the current industry standards with the help of metal framing manufacturers. The metal framing industry stopped using imprecise gage thicknesses and started using precise minimum base metal thicknesses. Yet, many A/Es..

What thickness is that gage?

If you find yourself caught between tradition and current industry practice for specifying sheet metal thicknesses you are not alone. It has been years since industry standards have abandoned gage to designate metal thickness, now the standards rely on..

Uniform Stair Risers

The International Building Code (IBC) Section 1009.4.4 requires stair risers and tread widths to be uniform height and width within a tolerance of 3/8 inch throughout the entire flight of stairs. Why is this important? The reason became instantly..

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