BEAM ANALYSIS AND THE MAGIC OF ENGINEERED LUMBER
Wednesday, January 23rd, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Beams are one of the most basic and most common structural elements found in residential construction. This course explores beam sizing and selection, and uses the principles learned to demonstrate why engineered lumber performs better than conventional lumber. Of course, no home inspection course would be complete without a review of common beam and engineered wood failures and how to fix them, so there will be plenty of field photos and solutions.
Jeffrey Donaldson, ACI
Jeffrey Donaldson, ACI, is a licensed professional engineer, residential builder and home inspector who practices in and around historic Charleston, SC. He has served as a U.S. Navy submarine officer, an industrial and process industry engineering consultant, and as a property manager and renovator. Jeff is a business coach and a long-time ASHI member who has examined thousands of houses and helped dozens of business owners during his 20+ years in the inspection business. His firm currently employs 10 inspectors who service the coastal South Carolina market.