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Testing Fosters Sustainability, Collaboration & Risk Management Strategies
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.
Using Trusses in Corrosive Environments
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.
Braced Wall Panel Testing Project in SBCRI Yields Important Market Development Data for CMs
(includes corrected tables for print version)