Product Performance

One analytical tool that can help you consistently determine code compliance and reliable performance is the freely available wall calculator developed by the Applied Building Technology Group (ABTG). 

Innovative thinking and careful construction allowed Truss Craft to give a condemned structure new life.

If a new product can solve age-old building challenges, it can work anywhere—and help CMs become the go-to suppliers in their markets.

Using components to solve old challenges in new ways means time and cost savings for builders and framers—and an expanding business base for component manufacturers.

While the perception of floor vibrations is subjective from one person to the next, overall floor systems which exhibit lower deflections and less acceleration from vibration sources tend to be perceived better than other designs. To accomplish this, the designer may elect to do one or a combination of things, covered in this report.

Many potential complaints and problems can be mitigated by an astute truss technician during the design phase.

The first two Standard of Care articles discussed deferred submittals and truss-to-truss connections. This article explores truss minimum required bearing width issues from the perspective of the design community.

  • Plywood and OSB design values are given; those that are doing repairs in your office should have a good feel for the similarities and differences.
  • Plywood and OSB generally have similar design properties with a key exception of fastener strength where plywood will require more fasteners to be used.
  • If a truss repair specifies only OSB, plywood should not be substituted without written permission from the registered design professional who prepared the truss repair design drawing.