SBCA Scientific Research Reports
SBCA Research Reports
Sprinkler Systems and Wood Trusses
The goal of this Research Report is to assist in designing safe buildings economically, especially when sprinkler systems are required or desired in the design.
|Fire Resistance, Fire Codes, Loads|
Submittal Packages and Jobsite Packages: What Should Be Included?
In order to promote the safe installation of building components including trusses, manufacturers send out a Jobsite Package to the construction site with the truss delivery. These Jobsite Packages include the Truss Submittal Package. The Truss Submittal Package includes the information that if required will be submitted to the Contractor/Building Designer, who if required will submit it to the local building official.
|Building Component Safety Information (BCSI), Jobsite Documents, Jobsite Packages, Jobsite Safety|
Truss Heel Heights and the Energy Code
This report discusses ways of increasing the energy efficiency requirements of the building envelope within the context of the requirements of the 2009, 2012 and 2015 International Residential Code (IRC) and IECC for ceiling insulation and truss heel heights.
|Energy Efficiency, Roof Trusses, Energy Codes, Residential Codes (IRC), Design, Performance, Products|
The repair and modification of metal plate connected wood trusses can be a very complicated subject, because each situation must be analyzed individually. This Research Report will give an overview of the fundamental principles behind truss repair that inform the truss designer’s approach in all truss scenarios.
|Design Documents, Engineering, Field Repairs & Alterations|
Truss Uplift Design
ASCE/SEI 7-10, Minimum Design Loads of Buildings and Other Structures, lists two methods for calculating wind pressures: Main Wind Force Resisting System (MWFRS) and Components & Cladding (C&C). This report will provide information to assist the building designer in deciding upon the appropriate analysis method for uplift due to wind loading.
|Roof Trusses, Engineering, Loads|