Month: October 2017

Arching Action Index

I’ve been caught up in writing about arching action recently, and I thought it might make sense to collect all of the posts on this topic in one place. So: What Is Arching Action? Arching Action, Too Not Amenable To Easy Analysis Arching Action Visible Jack Arches Are Arching Action If I post again on …

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Expounding on a Neat Trick

I talked a bit about this type of detail recently but I was surprised to learn that I hadn’t posted these pictures. This is a middle-third of the 1800s tenement in Hell’s Kitchen that was built with retail space on the first floor. The wood joists of the floors and roof span left to right, …

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