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...

#11236 Cover image
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....

#10223 Cover image
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...

#10222 Cover image
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 Okay, maybe this is slightly outdated news, as it’s been 25 years since Bill Gates penned his internet tidal-wave memorandum, but it’s a good lead-in to this topic – web apps.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...

#10220 Cover image
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...

#10216 Cover image
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...

#10210 Cover image
January 2017
Issue #10210
Page 34
Frank Woeste. P.E.

Letter to the Editor: On IBC bracing requirements

Frank Woeste

Dear Anna: A recent long span truss collapse during installation reminded me of the new 2009 (and later) IBC bracing requirements for the Owner of a project with metal plate connected (MPC) wood trusses spanning 60 ft. and greater (churches, schools, commercial, retail, and so on)....

#09208 Cover image
November 2016
Issue #09208
Page 74
Stan Sias

Question of the Day: Code Change Proposals on Wood Trusses

Stan Sias

Why are we seeing all the code change proposals regarding wood trusses in the current ICC code change/update process? It is true that there were several proposals submitted pertaining to wood truss restraint and bracing and another requiring special inspection of the installed truss...

#09207 Cover image
October 2016
Issue #09207
Page 4

Progressive Roof Collapse Due to CLR Shifting

David Bohnhoff

Overview Progressive roof collapse is a roof collapse in which the failure of a single structural component triggers a chain reaction of failures that result in a large portion of a roof collapsing onto the contents below. The shifting of continuous lateral restraint is well known as a...

#09206 Cover image
September 2016
Issue #09206
Page 67
Stan Sias

Question of the Day: Eliminating Hanger Gaps

Stan Sias

What can be done to help eliminate hanger gaps when attaching end jacks, or common trusses, at 90 degrees to the girder truss? This month’s installment is a good question with a really easy solution. I was on another jobsite recently when I noticed a series of small (about 8’...

#09205 Cover image
August 2016
Issue #09205
Page 4

Search By Keyword

Book icon Issuu Bookshelf