Joe Kannapell

Celebrating 50 Years of Truss Design Innovation, Part XIV

Joe Kannapell

Part XIV: Whole House Launched Pacing nervously outside the truss office, our best software “brain” was physically sick. Another failed demo could end his career. He worried because, after 6 frustrating years, our $50 Million OptiFrame program may not be ready for primetime. And...

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September 2019
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Chris Scott

The Greatest Three Months of the Year

Chris Scott

October is right around the corner and that means cooler weather, Halloween, turning of the leaves, football, and the BCMC. As much as I would love to talk to you about all of these things, this article will stick to the most important and my favorite one….football. Okay, after a...

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September 2019
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Anna Stamm

Countdown to BCMC—Bringing the Industry Together

Anna Stamm

One of the most important effects of the Building Component Manufacturers Conference (BCMC) is that it brings people together in one place for a few days each fall. In this digital age, being in the same building with this many friends and colleagues presents countless opportunities! From...

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September 2019
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Steve Shrader

Interoperability Standardization in the Industrial Automation Space

Steve Shrader

So, there is an interesting discussion by some in the CM Industry to create a universal truss software standard. In some circles, this “standard” is merely an effort to integrate and simplify.  Others worry it is an effort to monetize design software, and to some this...

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September 2019
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Page 68
Joe Kannapell

The Last Word: Whole House Builders?

Joe Kannapell

Why aren’t your trussers designing walls and EWP too, as we said they would twenty-five years ago? To pave their way, we would deliver more intelligent (“IntelliBuilt”) and optimized (“OptiFramed”) software, and builders would provide flawless “BIM”...

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September 2019
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Joe Kannapell

Celebrating 50 Years of Truss Design Innovation, Part XIII

Joe Kannapell

Part XIII: The Unfinished Whole House By purchasing Alpine, ITW/Truswal strengthened their chances of outflanking MiTek/TrusJoist in building the whole house. At the time of this acquisition in early 2006, we at MiTek had poured many millions into our efforts and had little to show for it....

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August 2019
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Chris Scott

Spida Machinery – Square 1 Merger

Chris Scott

On July 1, Square1 Design and Manufacture, one of America’s leading frame and truss machinery providers, joined forces with Spida Machinery. We are thrilled at this merger as it means we are now offering the most compelling mix of machinery, software, and service to the frame, truss, and...

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August 2019
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Anna Stamm

Countdown to BCMC—It’s All About the Booths

Anna Stamm

People look forward to attending the Building Component Manufacturers Conference (BCMC) for many reasons, including connecting with their friends and colleagues, participating in meetings and educational sessions, and enjoying social activities and events. But undoubtedly the #1 reason to attend...

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August 2019
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Sean Hubbard

Spida Acquires Square 1 Design

Sean Hubbard

The acquisition of Square 1 Design solidifies Spida Machinery’s position at the apex of machinery suppliers for the Building Components industry. Globally positioned to supply machinery around the world, our equipment profile includes options for all component manufacturers—from...

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August 2019
Issue #11241
Page 60
Tom Hardiman

A Success Story from Commercial Modular Construction

Tom Hardiman

The Inspira Oncology Center in Woodbury, Connecticut urgently needed to service cancer patients in the surrounding communities. The decision to develop a new type of facility comprised of modular technologies allowed for a faster construction to more quickly deliver medical treatments to those...

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August 2019
Issue #11241
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