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Tim Garrison PE
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    Tim Garrison PE Posted new blog3/17/2013, 2:00 PM

    My brother Mark and I recently taped a TV show for PBS in the Bay Area, CA on decks. We discuss that there's a lot more to a deck than most people think. We also touch on ...

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    Tim Garrison PE Posted new blog2/14/2013, 1:01 PM

    Here's an article I just had published in Professional Builder Magazine (February, 2013) concerning green framing and how our industry is just not getting it done. Builder...

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    Tim Garrison PE Posted new blog1/28/2013, 10:24 AM

    This Week’s BEST PEARL Builder’s Engineer Success Tip || Passion • Effort • Ability • Risk • Luck Luck and My One-Armed Dad Luck is an i...

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    Tim Garrison PE Posted new blog11/26/2012, 10:03 AM

    In 1879 a 16-year-old Henry Ford walked 10 miles to Detroit to take an apprentice position at the Michigan Car Company, a railroad car manufacturer. He was fired after six ...

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    Tim Garrison PE Posted new blog11/19/2012, 9:47 AM

    Which of the following is untrue of Zappos.com?  A. The number one priority at Zappos is their company culture. B. Zappos embraces and encourages change. C. Everyon...

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    Tim Garrison PE Posted new blog9/20/2012, 11:17 AM

    Dear Builder’s Engineer, My 15-year old small business is barely getting by even after I’ve done everything I can think of to streamline it. I know there is en...

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    Tim Garrison PE Posted new blog9/11/2012, 10:02 AM

    Dear Builder’s Engineer, What do you think of the old saying, “Measure Twice, Cut Once? Not much, actually. That saying, in my opinion, is for amateurs. Allo...

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    Tim Garrison PE Posted new blog9/1/2012, 4:19 PM

    Dear Builder's Engineer, I know every small  business is supposed to have a website but I have not taken the plunge yet.  My business is down like everyone&rsquo...

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    Tim Garrison PE Posted new blog2/21/2012, 3:10 PM

    About 15-years ago I designed a pole barn for Mr. Potroste. He’s just now getting around to building it and ran into trouble during plan check because the codes have ...

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    Tim Garrison PE Posted new blog2/6/2012, 10:36 AM

    I just updated this presentation with the addition of narrow shear wall alternatives. This garage could have benefitted from a couple. http://www.constructioncalc.com/blog...

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    Tim Garrison PE Posted new blog1/31/2012, 4:14 PM

    This is unsafe. . If you ever see this sort of thing: 1) Notify the scaffold police. 2) Call your governor and legislators, obviously more laws are needed. 3) Grab a fe...

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    Tim Garrison PE Posted new blog1/22/2012, 3:57 PM

    Armand Hand went to an education committee meeting today for the first time ever. Why today? He is a very successful builder who’s lived and worked here in Skagit Cou...

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    Tim Garrison PE Posted new blog1/12/2012, 3:09 PM

    I turned down a job yesterday. The potential client was explaining his project and as soon as he mentioned the name of the architect, I stopped him. "Sorry, Frank," I said,...

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    Tim Garrison PE Posted new blog1/4/2012, 12:36 PM

    Cracked rafters, cut or notched joists or beams, cracked concrete, seismic upgrades... they're all covered in this slide show. There is a LOT of useful information here th...

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    Tim Garrison PE Posted new blog11/21/2011, 11:11 AM

    Who is Luis Fortuno? I didn't know either until I read a short article on him in Sunday's Skagit Valley Herald. He is the Republican Governor of Puerto Rico. Normally I av...

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    Tim Garrison PE Posted new blog10/27/2011, 5:48 PM

    Do you Facebook? Can ‘Facebook’ be used as a verb? “Yo, Vinnie, you wanna know what’s in my secret barbeque sauce? Tell you what, I’ll Facebo...

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    Tim Garrison PE Posted new blog9/2/2011, 1:03 PM

    [In part 1, I introduced my equation for success: S=EP(R+T) + 1000/L. Or in words: Success = EffortPassion * (Risk + Talent) + 1000/Luck. I explained the role of Luck. No...

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    Tim Garrison PE Posted new blog8/17/2011, 1:05 PM

    Would you take a consulting gig where you got paid only if your investigation resulted in at least $2,000 savings per home, hard money? Kind of like the Soup Nazi – e...

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    Tim Garrison PE Posted new blog7/4/2011, 5:42 PM

    Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, among the richest men on the planet, are great friends. They agree on many things, not the least of which is the main ingredient for success. ...

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    Tim Garrison PE Posted new blog5/20/2011, 11:19 AM

    In my relentless pursuit of green, I am forced to face the question: Must all plywood or OSB shear walls be blocked? I say forced because prying the answer from our wonder...

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