Engineering

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. 

Getting information up front on sprinkler systems can ease the design process.

CM increases profit with pre-designed shear blocking panels.

A complex roof with multiple arcing panels provided design challenges both before and during construction.

A best practice for building designers: find a friend to check your load paths.

Lumber Design Values

No matter the species, component manufacturers (CMs) purchase and rely on the accuracy and reliability of many different lumber design properties, including: bending (Fb); shear parallel to grain (Fv), compression perpendicular to grain (Fc^), compression parallel to grain (Fc), tension parallel to grain (Ft), and modulus of elasticity (E and Emin).

I am currently undertaking a project dealing with techniques and methods of joining structural timber members. Do you have any available information on timber connections like split rings and design software?

How do I, as a truss manufacturer, adequately advise my customer against the dangers of 60 ft. and over truss span installations?

Would you please inform me of the specified requirements of the size and the amount of nail attachments from the truss to the top plate?

Is a Class A fire rating (provided by our liquid spray-on fire retardant) acceptable in certain situations?