900 East Main Street, Suite 109

Grass Valley, CA 95945


1250 East Ave #10

Chico, CA 95926


Tools and Technology: Forte Web

Tools and Technology Forte Web

 At Jackson & Sands Engineering, Inc, a wide array of tools are available to us to create effective solutions for you. In our industry, like many others, not one tool can complete every job and not all tools are needed for every project. Much like a carpenter who has their most commonly used tools in their tool bags, yet more tools in their tool box, and even more tools that are rented for specialized projects, we find ourselves using our core tools on most aspects of every project, other tools may be used less frequently on most projects, and even more tools are needed on a case by case basis. The most commonly used tools for us include:

Forte Web – a web based timber beam calculator. We find this tool very useful in determining the bending and shear capacities of wooden beams and joists. The layout is more cumbersome than its desktop version predecessor, however we have made the adjustments needed and find this tool very useful in our designs.


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