Wind Loads on Freestanding Walls

Wind Loads on Freestanding Walls

Wind Loads on Freestanding Walls This article addresses the method used to calculate wind loads on a freestanding wall.  This calculation follows the same method as that used for solid signs, which we have covered in a previous article.  The calculation of wind loads...
Anchor Bolt Pretension

Anchor Bolt Pretension

Anchor Bolt Pretension There is nothing simple about recommending anchor bolt pretension, ask ten engineers and you could get eleven different recommendations.  Meca has done all of the research in order to try to resolve this topic once and for all…at least...
Wind Loads on Solid Signs

Wind Loads on Solid Signs

Wind Loads on Solid Signs While in a dream driving down the highway, I saw the image shown above and I thought to myself that this must be a sign.   I was correct, it was a sign. A sign that we need to write an article explaining how to calculate wind loads on solid...
Anchor Bolt Design

Anchor Bolt Design

Anchor Bolt Design MecaStack performs anchor bolt designs for tensile and shear loads, using some common codes.  This hasn’t always been true, starting in v5534 some new standards were added and this article explains the technical details associated with these...
2020 Florida Building Code 7th Edition

2020 Florida Building Code 7th Edition

2020 Florida Building Code 7th Edition It was Benjamain Franklin that said “..in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes and code changes”.  Ok, maybe I added that part about code changes, but it is true.  Just about the time...