Average Plate Values
I am a structural engineer trying to locate average plate values such that I can recreate truss designs for a roof structure that is over two decades old. The plates are not marked with any type of identification, therefore I need to take a conservative approach in the design and determine worst case scenarios.
Since the metal connector plate was invented in the 1950s, there have been many truss plate manufacturers, many of which are no longer in business. Tracking down archival data can be tough. Primary information on older products was listed in ICBO ES reports. However, these reports are no longer available, but are listed here for reference with the manufacturing company.
Alpine ER-5352 (WAVE plate)
Cherokee’s SBCCI ER-9765
Eagle Metal ER-4420
Jager ER-4805 (Canadian)
Cherokee Metal Products ESR-2342
Eagle Metal Products ESR-1082
Alpine, an ITW Company ESR-1118
MiTek Industries, Inc. ESR-1311, ESR-1352, ESR-1397, ESR-1988, ESR3282
Simpson Strong-Tie Co., Inc ESR2762