Design

Designing for the Code

How well do you understand the various load parameters and material adjustment factors used to design metal plate connected wood trusses? Confusion in the field and relying on the software alone can sometimes lead to missed details and inefficient or incorrect designs. Hear from an experienced industry engineer on best practices for designing for the building code to address common design issues.
 

Better understanding of project nuances can lead to an improved design

Working with city officials to understand the drawbacks to sealed TPDs

The latest Top Trusted Brands survey by Architecture & Design has once again named Kingspan Insulation as the Top Trusted Brand in Insulation.

When it comes to assuring your customers that you have a high-quality product, one doesn’t have to look farther than a set of design standards. 

Challenging or unusual projects typically stretch a component manufacturer’s (CM’s) operational capabilities in some fashion.

Beginning with the 2015 IBC, truss deflection is reported differently.

The tables are intended as a practical tool to assist contractors in the selection of footing widths and the determination of the quantity of wood studs required for supporting the end reactions of beams, girders, and/or headers. 

A spring Wisconsin snowstorm demonstrates how a building design practice may lead to higher risk.