Glenn Traylor

Do Connectors on Both Sides of a Truss Ever Need to be Placed Exactly?

Glenn Traylor

Once in a while, I’m asked—Is there ever an occasion when connectors on both sides of the truss need exact placement? Well, the answer might surprise you. There are, in fact, several situations where the top face connector and the bottom face connector need to be exactly...

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June 2019
Issue #11239
Page 38
Frank Woeste. P.E.

All Things Wood: The Critical Job of Truss Builders

Frank Woeste

Last month’s fine article by Glenn Traylor, “How Do I Choose Which Plates for a Critical Plate Inspection?”, reminded me of investigative experiences I’ve had throughout my career. The work of truss builders is extremely important, as evidenced by instances of truss...

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June 2019
Issue #11239
Page 56

Questions Answered: Strong-Wall® Site-Built Portal Frame System

Simpson Strong-Tie Staff

In this article, we follow up on our April 17 webinar, Meeting Braced-Wall Requirements: A New Portal Frame Solution, by answering some of the interesting questions raised by attendees. During the webinar, we discussed how the Strong-Wall site-built portal frame system (PFS) provides...

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June 2019
Issue #11239
Page 98
Mike Momb

Steps to Minimize Snow Load Failures

Mike Momb

Early every year, the National Frame Building Association (NFBA) holds its annual Frame Building Expo—where thousands of post-frame builders, design professionals, and vendors meet for three days filled with break-out sessions, guest presenters, and, of course, a trade show. In...

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April 2019
Issue #11237
Page 44
Stan Sias

Question of the Day: Gable End Frame Connections and Bracing

Stan Sias

I was asked recently why Component Manufacturers (CMs) do not provide the bracing details and holdowns for gable end frames like they do for the common trusses. The question got me thinking because the details are readily available, as are any mechanical connectors that might be needed to...

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March 2019
Issue #11236
Page 60
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
Issue #10223
Page 75
Shawn Overholtzer

What Building Professionals Need to Know About Construction Loading

Shawn Overholtzer

Understanding construction loading is important as it relates to the acceptable practices in terms of staging and storing construction materials prior to installation. What does “construction loading” mean? This term describes materials and people that are present during the course...

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January 2018
Issue #10222
Page 16

Introducing the New and Improved Simpson Strong-Tie® Strong-Wall® Bracing Selector

Caleb Knudson

It’s been said that the World Wide Web is the wave of the future. Okay, maybe this is slightly outdated news, as it’s been 25 years since Bill Gates penned his internet tidal-wave memorandum, but it’s a good lead-in to this topic – web apps. More specifically, those apps...

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November 2017
Issue #10220
Page 86

Protect Yourself by Understanding Design Responsibilities

Simpson Strong-Tie Staff

ANSI/TPI 1, Chapter 2 As a truss technician or component manufacturer, have you ever been asked to perform duties that fall outside of ANSI/TPI 1, Chapter 2 guidelines? We know in our previous roles as truss technicians and component manufacturers, we were often requested to perform a task...

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July 2017
Issue #10216
Page 92
Stan Sias

Question of the Day: Bottom Chords and Gable End Frames

Stan Sias

Why do some still insist on placing flat bottom chord gable end frames adjacent to vaulted or scissor trusses when the codes clearly do not allow such framing without special engineering requirements? Can you point me to the code sections that say “No, thank you!”? This is a...

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January 2017
Issue #10210
Page 34

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