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This Research Report reviews pertinent sections of the 2006, 2009 and 2012 International Residential Code (IRC), the 2012 IRC Commentary, and additional sources in an effort to compile the related data and identify discrepancies or omissions. The focus is catered toward meeting and better understanding the requirements for conventionally framed roofs and roof truss construction per IRC Section R802

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.

  • A quarter of a million people left the housing construction industry from 2002-2012, and many of them have found employment elsewhere.
  • Framers are feeling the effects of this exodus more acutely than most, prompting them to look for creative ways to do more with fewer people.
  • CMs can play a pivotal role in switching framers from sticks to components by offering installation training and expertise to new framing employees.
To what lengths can a truss go? Well, a truss can be designed to span as long as a project requires. Just take a look at the Four Winds Arena, a 20,000 sq. ft. practice riding arena with 90 ft. span trusses designed by A-1 Roof Trusses of Fort Pierce, FL.

Explore the two different methods used to calculate a wall panel’s capacity to resist applied lateral loads.

True House & Apex Technology find the right fit for trusses & HVAC

 

  • Manufacturing rough openings in a plant improves site placement accuracy efficiency dues to consistent framing every time. 
  • Componentized wall sections also significantly reduce jobsite waste and allow for the use of alternative header approaches and materials.
  • Having the ability to deliver components just in time to urban jobsites alleviates the need for hard-to-find storage and staging areas.

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