SBCA Scientific Research Reports
SBCA Research Reports
Sprinkler Loads on Trusses
Building Designers need to account for the dead and live loads of fire sprinkler systems, in addition to the other load requirements imposed under the model building codes. Truss Designers are responsible for incorporating the additional load from the fire sprinkler systems into the truss design. The information in this Research Report is applicable to both floor and roof systems. Only vertical loads from fire sprinkler systems are discussed; lateral loads, where required, should be evaluated separately by a Registered Design Professional.
|Fire Codes, Loads|
Resilient Channel or Hat Channel: Use to Meet the Lateral Restraint/Bracing Requirements of the Bottom Chords of Wood Truss Floor Systems
Minimum top and bottom chord permanent lateral restraint/bracing of structural roof or floor trusses is assumed to be adequate when using code-compliant roof and/or ceiling diaphragms. This lateral restraint/bracing is typically accomplished with code-compliant roof /floor sheathing and fastener spacing and/or code-compliant gypsum ceiling material and fastener spacing or purlins at a given on-center spacing.
|Bracing & Restraint|
Inspection & Quality Assurance Requirements for Wood Trusses per IBC/IRC
This Research Report provides a clear perspective on truss plant quality assurance and third party inspections as they relate to the requirements developed by the International Code Council (ICC) within the International Building Code (IBC) and the International Residential Code (IRC). The same perspective outlined in this Research Report should be applied when discussing how all structural building component third party inspections relate to Chapter 17 special inspection requirements.
Conventionally Framed Roofs & Roof Trusses: Code-Compliant Construction
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.
|Bracing & Restraint, Roof Trusses, Connections, Construction, Products|
Deck Ledger Attachment to Residential Wood Truss Floor Systems
This Research Report provides construction details for residential deck ledger attachment to metal plate connected wood truss floor systems. Proper attachment of the deck ledger to the house is critical for ensuring that an “attached” deck is safely and securely supported at this location.
|Connections, Engineering, Construction, Design|