This presentation seeks to explain how to correctly apply live loads to the bottom chord of trusses for uninhabitable attics in accordance with IRC Table R301.5 and IBC Table 1607.1 and ASCE 7-10 Table 4-1.

This report focuses on building code requirements for using fire retardant treated wood (FRTW) in floor/ceiling and roof/ceiling assemblies in Type III building construction. 

The BC beetle kill means changes are on the horizon for lumber harvesting, processing and pricing. 

Quality marks are not substitutes for grade marks—FRTW will include both!

Quality marks are not substitutes for grade marks—PTW will include both!

Metal plate connected wood trusses are sometimes used in applications or environments that require the trusses to be designed and constructed with chemically treated lumber. The two most common types of chemically treated wood used in trusses are preservative treated wood (PTW) and fire retardant treated wood (FRTW).

This presentation provides an overview of fire-rated assemblies that include wood trusses. Topics covered include assembly testing, Harmathy’s rules, and an examination of fire performance in the field. 

This program provides information on the installation of long span trusses. 

This program provides information on metal plate connected wood truss floor systems and managing vibrations. 

Many factors go into classifying buildings. Each type will have different allowable height, allowable number of stories and allowable area limitations based on the classification. This educational program will focus on Type III-A building construction using fire retardant treated wood (FRTW).

A lot of engineering goes into the design of metal plate connected wood trusses, including the connector plates themselves.