Residential Codes (IRC)

There are circumstances when the deflection requirements for a specific structure that utilizes floor trusses as structural members are questioned. The current residential and commercial building codes provide minimum design requirements for loads and for deflection of structural floor members, which also apply to floor trusses. The building designer may specify more stringent requirements. This research report will focus on manufacturer or trade association deflection requirements for a number of floor topping/covering related products

This presentation provides information and analysis of fire retardant-treated wood and metal plate connected wood truss designs.

This report discusses ways of increasing the energy efficiency requirements of the building envelope within the context of the requirements of the 2009, 2012 and 2015 International Residential Code (IRC) and IECC for ceiling insulation and truss heel heights.

Code change committee hearings were held April 17-27, 2016.

This presentation provides information on floor loading for metal plate connected wood trusses.

This presentation provides information on sealed truss placement diagrams in relation to the International Residential Code.

This presentation provides information on sealed Truss Placement Diagrams for the state of Texas.

  • By conducting its own ASTM E119 floor assembly fire testing, SBCA has the data it needs to effectively fight the controversial IRC Section R501.3 code provision and help preserve CMs’ market share.
  • SBCA has drafted template best practice language CMs should consider using in their TDDs, customer contracts and submittal documents to counter the efforts of the lumber industry to shift liability onto end users.
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Explore the two different methods used to calculate a wall panel’s capacity to resist applied lateral loads.

Learn more about a future industry testing concept for the SBC Research Institute.