Engineering

A complex roof with multiple arcing panels provided design challenges both before and during construction.

A best practice for building designers: find a friend to check your load paths.

The truss industry is currently employing ASCE as its source for the loading of live loads to the bottom chord of trusses for uninhabitable attics, in accordance with the International Residential Code and the International Building Code. However, there currently is a discrepancy between ASCE 7, the IBC and the IRC. This report examines the discrepancy and the correct loading for proper truss design.

This Research Report provides construction details for residential deck ledger attachment to metal plate connected wood truss floor systems. Proper attachment of the deck ledger to the house is critical for ensuring that an “attached” deck is safely and securely supported at this location. 

Depending on the type of fire-retardant treatment (FRT) used, materials may require a change in design values and reduction in connector capacity. This report intends on providing a clear perspective of interiror FRT wood used in Truss designs.

This presentation provides information on heel blocking requirements and related analysis.

This presentation provides inspection and quality assurance requirements for metal plate connected wood trusses.

Both the International Residential Code (IRC) and the International Building Code (IBC) require that the top plates of exterior braced wall panels be attached to the rafters or roof trusses above. This report will discuss the code requirements and provide alternate engineered designs and capacities, including heel/bird blocking, partial height blocking and blocking panels.

This presentation provides information on sealed Truss Placement Diagrams for the 2012 or 2015 International Building Code.

This presentation provides information on and requirements for truss repairs.