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Joe Miller

Allouez, MI
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Joe ( is a structural engineer specializing in the design and engineering of timber framer structures. As partner with Fire Tower Engineered Timber, he heads up the Michigan office located just across the lake on the Keweenaw Peninsula. Catching the timber framing bug early in life when helping restore the familial homestead, Joe gained academic experience through graduate engineering degrees in mortise and tenon joinery as well as key-laminated timber beams. He had hands-on experience working with several timber frame companies, both in the office and in the shop, before working as a consulting engineer, licensed throughout the US and Canada.

Current Courses Offered by Joe Miller

2 days
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Timber Frame Engineering: An Introduction

Even the most simple timber frame structures require careful attention to basic engineering principles. Gain insight into how to design like a timber-framer but think like an engineer in this introductory course. Starting with a basic overview of how to determine the forces one can expect a traditional timber frame…
Fri, Mar 29th, 2019  –  Sat, Mar 30th, 2019
Instructor: Joe Miller

Past Courses Offered by Joe Miller

Timber Frame Roof and Truss Engineering