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Associate Professional Engineer Certifications

Associate Professional Engineer Certifications

We help people build commercial structures, and internally we help build people. 

We know that all structures have a blueprint to follow. Blueprints depict a clear picture of the finished product. Along with blueprints; there are key milestones along the way. Professional development is one of those milestones and a point of pride at RedBuilt.

That’s why we’d like to recognize three engineers in our crew that have reached an important milestone — becoming licensed professional engineers.

Scissor Trusses Offer Aesthetic Appeal

Scissor Trusses Offer Aesthetic Appeal

An old gas station site is revitalized into a new one-story retail space on a busy corner in Watertown, Massachusetts. The combination of RedBuilt’s Red-S™ trusses and superior customer service proved to be a winning combination for Architect Douglas Annino.

“The 951” in Downtown Boise

“The 951” in Downtown Boise

All wood. Mid-rise. Mixed use.

White Paper: Strut Bracing

White Paper: Strut Bracing

Next time you see bundles of what looks like truss webs delivered with your RedBuilt™ open-web trusses, make sure your contractor understands the purpose and installs them—strut bracing is there for their safety.

Floor Vibration: An Everyday Thing

Floor Vibration: An Everyday Thing

Our floor at home is designed for a live load of 40 pounds per square foot. I’ve never actually seen 40 pounds on each square foot of it, not all at once. None of us do. On my floor there’s just a scattering of chairs and tables and two useless cats.

What’s the difference? Pin vs Plated Trusses

What’s the difference? Pin vs Plated Trusses

Never fear, RedBuilt is here to help you better understand the differences in pin vs. metal-plated trusses.

The Red Badger Award

The Red Badger Award

Persistence in problem solving. Never giving up. Doing whatever it takes to service the needs of the customer. These are “Badger-like” behaviors that exemplify RedBuilt™ associates who win the annual Red Badger award.

Walking the Talk: Safety and Quality

Walking the Talk: Safety and Quality

Safety and quality, two core values that established the company more than 50 years ago, still hold true with RedBuilt today. They sound good, yet how does RedBuilt really “walk the talk” when it comes to safety of its associates and the quality of our products?

From lumber mill to flowerpot – the journey of lumber wrap

From lumber mill to flowerpot – the journey of lumber wrap

Because our trusses use a lot of MSR lumber, RedLam™ LVL or LSL, a lot of plastic lumber wrap is peeled off bundles as we get to work turning that material into RedBuilt trusses. At our Hillsboro, OR plant we bag up every bit of that wrap for recycling—adding up to about 5 tons per year!