Floor Trusses

This Research Report aims to enhance fire performance and fire safety characteristics through the application of a gypsum wallboard membrane.

Roughly 60 years after their inception, roof trusses are well-established in the market, a cornerstone of residential framing. Their natural counterpart, floor trusses, are quite possibly the most misunderstood product offered by our industry.

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

This presentation provides information on cantilevered sill plates and use with metal plate connected wood trusses.

This presentation provides information on and requirements for truss repairs.

This presentation provides information on and requirements for sprinkler loads on metal plate connected wood trusses.

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

The prescriptive residential energy code requirements found in the 2009, 2012 and 2015 International Residential Code (IRC) include requirements for continuous insulation at foundations in several climate zones. This Research Report discusses the issue of cantilevered sill plates supporting metal plate connected wood trusses installed parallel and perpendicular to the foundation walls where there is a potential for discontinuous planes between the exterior wall above the sill plate and the foundation insulation planes. 

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This presentation provides construction details for residential deck ledger attachment to metal plate connected wood truss floor systems.