John Moehring

The Versatility And Design Of Wood Trusses

For thousands years the use of wood trusses has been an important architectural and structural engineering practice. The concept has been considerably improved over the last 70 years to enable wood roof trusses and wood floor trusses to become common place construction components.

Structural Use And History Of The Flying Buttress

A flying buttress may sound like military aircraft, but actually is a structural stonework support popularized during the Gothic era. By transferring lateral forces of ceilings and tall walls through an arch to massive columns located externally, larger interior open spaces could be realized.