Frank posted an update 4 months, 1 week ago
I’m not very computer savvy. I thought I ask this yesterday when I signed up. But, I’ve seen no response. So I don’t know if I didn’t post it correctly. Or, if it’s just that no one knows the answer. So, I’m going to try again. My property is in an area with considerable seismic activity. They had to replace their court house a decade or two ago, because of an earthquake. Consequently, nothing gets through planning without an engineers stamp. And, all of the engineers I’ve talked to insist on tensioned thru bolts in the log stack. Tensioned thru bolts return the log shrinkage to cumulative, necessitating allowances for shrinkage around windows, doors, and vertical columns. Does anyone know a way around this problem? Or, can anyone recommend an Oregon licensed structural engineer who understands butt and pass?