Product Performance

  • SBCA’s vision for a testing facility is to create new methods to value engineer structures.
  • Finding out about load paths through building components has been the focus of SBCRI’s work.
  • The ability to do forensic testing in SBCRI is a useful risk management strategy.
  • Standard metal connector plates are suitable for use in lumber with moisture content of 19 percent or less and in building applications with no exposure to corrosive substances.
  • Connector plates used in trusses exposed to high humidity or caustic chemicals may need to be treated to prevent corrosion.
  • A variety of protective coatings can be applied to truss places in situations where special protection is necessary.