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Anna Stamm

Advertiser Forum: The Risks and Rewards of an Open Forum

Anna Stamm

When I wrote my first Advertiser Forum column, for the December 2015 issue, I concluded with the following statement, which is as true today as it was then: So we can’t promise that you’ll agree with everything you read here. We can’t promise that everyone will read...

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February 2018
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Joe Kannapell

IBS / NAHB 2018

Joe Kannapell

Knowing that our future depends on builders is reason enough to attend their best exhibition, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders Show (IBS). Understanding the technology that they adopt, the changes impacting them, and the shape of their new products helps us...

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February 2018
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Sean Hubbard

Floor Truss Chord Splicers & Floor Truss Finish Roller Presses

Sean Hubbard

When I decided to conduct this 12-month series of product comparisons last fall, I knew it would be a year-long commitment of my time and effort. Then and now, however, I also was convinced that it would provide useful information in a format that allows for direct comparisons on specific...

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February 2018
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Shawn Overholtzer

Protect Yourself by Understanding Design Responsibilities

Shawn Overholtzer

ANSI/TPI 1 is the National Design Standard that establishes the minimum requirements for the design and construction of metal-plate-connected wood trusses. Chapter 2 defines the design responsibilities. As a truss technician or a component manufacturer, you are not responsible for specifying the...

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February 2018
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Todd Drummond

Three Key Obstacles to Overcome to Improve Your Operations

Todd Drummond

Every consultation is different, yet some things remain the same. People are creatures of habit, and some of the issues that are dealt with during the consultations are very similar. Three key obstacles or areas are so common that I have yet to find a company not struggling with each of...

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February 2018
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Glenn Traylor

Is There Such Thing as Too Much Pressure?

Glenn Traylor

Too much pressure is not only a problem in our lives, it can also be a problem in our plants. One of the most important issues when manufacturing quality trusses is plate embedment. Without proper embedment, the connector plate cannot adequately transfer load forces through the members down to...

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February 2018
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Ben Hershey

Disruptive Innovation with LBM/Component Companies

Ben Hershey

Over the years, our industry has seen a lot of innovation in how we handle materials, how we manufacture, and how we take a house from an idea to a component using the computer. But, over the past few years, we have seen an acceleration in big ideas, disruption, and what we can do using...

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February 2018
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Robert Glowinski

Get Your Building Official to Vote on Code Changes

Robert Glowinski

The International Code Council (ICC) building code update process for the 2021 code cycle is officially underway! In late December, the ICC Tall Wood Building Ad-hoc Committee submitted a package of 19 proposed changes for the 2021 edition of the building code that would collectively allow...

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February 2018
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Frank Woeste. P.E.

All Things Wood: Safety Information for Post-Frame Truss Installation

Frank Woeste

The recent jobsite installation accident involving truss construction, “Three injured in north Washington County barn collapse,” is a reminder of the incredible value of BCSI-B10 for truss installation contractors who install trusses spanning up to 81-ft. and spaced up to 12-ft....

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February 2018
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Matt Layman

Lumber Briefs: What Could Go Wrong? vs. Nothing Could Go Wrong!

Matt Layman

“What is the lumber market going to do?” is a very important question and the answer is very simple. It is going to rise and fall. Brilliant, right? A better question might be, “How far will lumber prices rise and fall?” That answer requires an understanding of...

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February 2018
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