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Industry Tech Notes You Need To Know

As The Trusted Source for Pre-Fabricated Wood Trusses and Building Materials, we are happy to also be your source for industry specific information.

Every day we receive calls regarding numerous questions related to our field.  Below are subjects with links to the full documents, which is beneficial to The Architects/Engineers, Contractors, Homeowner Builders and Building Department Officials.

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Responsibilities in the Design Process Using MPCWT:

The 2008 version contains the latest language from Chapter 2 of ANSI/TPI 1-2007 the National Design Standard for Metal Plate Connected Wood Truss Construction. ANSI/TPI 1 is the industry’s consensus standard and is referenced by the IBC and IRC. This design responsibilities document is based on the former ANSI/TPI/WTCA 4-2002. It is intended as a comprehensive and thorough approach to the clarification of design responsibilities when metal plate connected wood trusses are incorporated into a building or structure. The requirements are specifically categorized into two distinct areas – when the legal requirements mandate a Registered Design Professional is used and when they do not. Responsibilities in the Design Process Using MPCWT

How to Read a Truss Design Drawing:

This four-page document presents a generic truss design drawing with color-coded explanations for every item of information contained therein. Truss design drawings have long been a source of confusion for contractors, design professionals and building inspectors alike. Use this valuable tool to educate your market and increase understanding of the important information presented on truss design drawings How to Read a Truss Design Drawing

Fire Resistance Rated Truss Assemblies:

This four-page color document explains fire rated wood truss assemblies, reviews modification and substitution guidelines for rated assemblies, and lists nearly two dozen summaries of 45-minute, 1-hour and 2-hour rated truss assembly reports. Fire Resistance Rated Truss Assemblies

Crane Use & Proper Truss Handling:

Learn the requirements of proper crane use and truss handling. Covering responsibilities and key considerations, this document discusses topics including crane size, hoisting, crane set up and inspection. Crane Use & Proper Truss Handling

Checklist for Handling & Installing Trusses:

This document provides customers with a simple checklist to use when handling and installing trusses Checklist for Handling & Installing Trusses

Bracing Webs in Trusses that have Dissimilar Configurations

Where Should Truss-to-Truss Girder Connection Information be Included?

A Comparison of Responsibilities of the Truss System Engineer and Truss Design Engineer per the Florida Board of Professional Engineers