Above screen grab shows Finite Element Analysis model under 30 Kips vertical load and 4 Kips lateral load (theoretical wind drag about 1 Kip). The model uses 2×2 by 0.188 wall ASTM A500 Gr. B rectangle tube formed into the shape, with ten equal ribs. Rolled channel section collect the loads at the bottom andRead More
TREE HOUSE ENGINEERING FOR CODE APPROVAL An Overview by Charles S. Greenwood, P.E. © 2013/2016 STRATEGIES FOR CODE APPROVAL AND THE NEED FOR SPECIFIC CODE LANGUAGE Building Standards, an ICBO publication, presented in the July/August 2000 edition an article authored by myself and David Bassett, P.E,. C.B.O, entitled “Habitable Treehouses: Not as Simple as SwissRead More
Copyright © 2015, Charles S. Greenwood, P.E., LLC * Do Not Copy without Written Permission TREE FASTENERS An Overview by Charles S. Greenwood, P.E. Trees support vertical and horizontal loads by resisting the crushing forces acting on sap wood and the inner heart wood; very little load can be supported by the living cambiumRead More
From the man who is the original engineering mind behind the modern treehouse movement, Charles S. Greenwood P.E. welcomes you personally to this brand new resource and site. Thank you for visiting.Read More
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