Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Building the Better Nail

Can engineering a better nail mean the difference between wood frame buildings that stand up against extreme wind situations including hurricane force winds as opposed to being ripped to shreds? Ed Sutt has set out to do just that, and has found ways to improve the ubiquitious fastener so that it holds building materials together far better than traditional nails.

What does this mean? Well, spending an extra $15 for a house might spare it thousands or tens of thousands of dollars of wind damage.

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