We live in a world dominated by the need for “open” living spaces. New homes are designed for such and old homes are remodeled to remove walls. When we gather as family and friends, open concept design allows us to remain engaged at all times. Obviously,...Read more
About: Larry Kroh
Larry Kroh is Director of Technical Sales for Allegheny Structural Components (ASC) in Emlenton, PA. ASC is a Master Distributor of the open joist TRIFORCE® and the manufacturer of Open Joist 2000®. Larry has held sales, marketing and management positions in the building components industry for more than 27 years, and is now sharing his extensive experience as a contributor to our our blog.
Recent Posts by Larry Kroh
A 1979 Oscar-nominated movie with the title “China Syndrome” starred Michael Douglas and Jane Fonda. The pair, acting as broadcast reporters, were filming a news story in a nuclear energy facility when they felt an unusual alarming vibration. Something was wrong. Real life builders and developers...Read more
Two years ago, a builder in Maine faced a daunting challenge. He had to build a large multi-use structure in a typically tight New England location and meet a very specific completion deadline. A developer in York...Read more
The fact that TRIFORCE® joists are assembled with “finger joints” was certainly breakthrough news in the world of engineered building components. But the breakthrough was about the application for joist manufacturing rather than the actual joinery process itself. Versions of finger-like joinery have been responsible...Read more
Multifamily giant AMLI Residential recently polled residents of their properties to find their feelings about sustainable living. Survey results showed that 84% of respondents felt it was very important to live in a sustainable, eco-friendly building and 64% of the residents said they would...Read more
As the manufacturer of TRIFORCE® joists, Barrette is obviously among the strongest proponents of wood-frame construction. But sometimes, because of design situations, there is a need to mix steel products with wood components. So how do these different components connect to produce superior buildings?Read more
Recent Comments by Larry Kroh
- April 23, 2019 on Wood to Steel Connections: Making sure it’s done right
- March 22, 2019 on Should I use a floor truss or open joist TRIFORCE® in my project?
- March 15, 2019 on Open Web Joist = Open Concept
- March 14, 2019 on Open Web Joist = Open Concept
- February 28, 2019 on Can I cut strongbacks? Yes, you can – here’s how