Designing Trusses

Home » Designing Trusses » Page 3

International Sales and Exports – Trusses – Building Materials

Your special needs as our export client and your demand of perfection when exporting is our business.  You can count on us to help you with pricing, product selection, packaging and shipping to ensure you receive exactly what you want, when you want it at a competitive price.  We provide you, a one stop shop… more »

Attic Truss – Deco Truss® Miami – KeyLargo – Export

Need more space, but cannot afford it or do not want to build a larger house? Here’s an idea When designing a New House or Addition you can use the attic space with-in the trusses to create extra space, which can be used for a loft, bedroom, study or just extra closet space. This is… more »

Wood Truss versus Metal Trusses

Metal Trusses (Light Gauge Steel Trusses) have become more popular in that last few years.  However what many do not understand is that Metal Trusses cost 5X (YES 5 Times) as much as standard Pre-Fabricated Wood Trusses, and that’s just for the trusses.  Installation will also cost you more, due to everything having to be… more »

Installing Trusses – Florida Building Code – Miami Dade

Per Florida Building Code 2319.17.2.4 Truss erection. 2319.17.2.4.1 All trusses shall be erected in accordance with TPI/WTCA BCSI 1 in addition to any requirements indicated on the approved permit document. 2319.17.2.4.2 For trusses having an overall length of the bottom chord in excess of 35 feet (10.7 m) or 6 feet (1829 mm) overall height… more »

Fabrication Rules for Wood Trusses – Per Florida Building Code – Miami Dade County

Per Florida Building Code 2319.17.2.3 Fabrication. 2319.17.2.3.1 Manufacturers of prefabricated wood truss assemblies shall obtain a valid certificate of competency from the authority having jurisdiction. 2319.17.2.3.2 Each truss shall bear the fabricators stamp on a web member and 75 percent shall be placed so as to be clearly visible after erection and before placement of… more »

Design Rules for Wood Trusses – Per Florida Building Code – Miami Dade County

Per Florida Building Code 2319.17.2.1 Design. 2319.17.2.1.1 Prefabricated wood trusses shall be designed by a registered professional engineer (delegated engineer) and fabricated in accordance with the National Design Standard for Metal Plate Connected Wood Truss Construction of the Truss Plate Institute (TPI). The truss system designer (delegated engineer) shall prepare the truss system shop drawings.… more »

A Warning to Architects & Engineers

Recently we have started to see a very unfortunate trend in the Wood Truss Industry, which by all means is unprofessional. As a Wood Truss Manufacture it is our business to know what works and what does not, simple as that.  Unfortunately, many truss companies out there are looking for any means to “Low Ball”… more »

Wood Trusses – You Get What You Pay For

Bad Truss Pics From Job Site Visit 02.02.2012 I was recently asked by a client to go take a look at a job he was doing, which we did not manufacture the trusses for. Unfortunately the homeowner did not shop around and visit the truss plant to make sure what he was getting for his… more »

Wood Truss Prices – Miami – Florida Keys – South Florida & Caribbean

Many Companies claim to have The Best Truss; however are they really being honest with you and working in your best interest. Here are 5 simple questions you should ask, when you request a Truss Quote. If you don’t get these questions answered upfront, you may find yourself facing change orders and problems down the… more »

Treated Wood Trusses – Export Caribbean

Deco Truss® Company Inc is the most reliable and trusted source exporting trusses to the Caribbean. Weekly we load 2 – 3 Flat Racks of Trusses and Building Materials. Steps to Export Truss Order: Customer: Execute Contract, Sign Contract and send Deposit as Required Deco Truss®: with-in 1 week you will receive a preliminary plan. … more »