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Wood Truss – Fire Performance

Metal Trusses are not better or safer Than Wood Trusses when it comes to Fire Performance.  Being educated on the Fire Performance and How to Fire Rate Wood Trusses is the key. The Carbeck Structural Components Institute’s (CSCI) Wood Truss Construction and Fire Performance education program provides firefighters with information needed to more safely fight… more »

Miami Roof Truss -Top 10 Questions to Consider When Hiring A Truss Company

When choosing a Truss Manufacture for your next project there are many things one should consider, besides if they are licensed. Visit the Truss Company Personally if Possible.  Since you will be spending quite a bit of money with that company, go and see for yourself, the facility and operation. Can You Meet with The… more »

Roof Trusses Treated or Not – Miami, Florida Keys, South Florida

Why are Roof Trusses Engineered and Built with Regular Yellow Pine and Not Treated Wood? We get this question a lot. Typically Roof/Floor Trusses under Miami-Dade Building Code / Florida Building Code are not required to be built with Treated Lumber, because simply our code requires the homes to be fumigated for termites during the… more »

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 »

How To Find – Miami-Dade Approved – Doors, Windows, Trusses etc…

What to know if a Product or a Company is Miami-Dade Approved? The easy and sure way is to do a search on The Miami-Dade County Code Compliance Web Site Here you can locate items by: Approval # Applicant “Company Name/Product Name” Category Sub-Catergory Material Impact Rating Check Out Deco Truss® Company Inc’s Miami- Dade… 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 »