How Can Member to Member Gaps Be Corrected?
The Advertiser - June 2017 | Page #30
Compliance with ANSI/TPI 1–2014 requires maintaining member to member gaps at less than 1/8 inch. An exception would be for floor truss chord splices where the limit is 1/16 inch.
While building trusses, the code calls for tight joints. In a...
Build Change: Seismic Safety in the Age of COVID-19
Tim Hart, S.E.
With the growing danger of natural disasters, the race is on to expand access to programs that safeguard lives from the human-made danger of poorly built housing. With the common mission of building safer, stronger structures, Build Change and Simpson Strong-Tie have partnered for the Simpson...
Things Roof Truss Manufacturers SHOULD Ask, But Don’t Always
I didn’t just fall off of a turnip truck yesterday, even though there are a few who may doubt my claim!
Prefabricated metal plate connected wood trusses and I became close friends back in April of 1977. Yes, we had electricity then and no, I did not watch space aliens build...
Attaching a Deck Ledger to a Home Through Brick or Masonry Veneer — the BVLZ Solution
Brick or masonry veneer has traditionally posed a problem to homeowners and contractors seeking to attach a deck to a home without removing large portions of the veneer or siding. No longer is that the case, thanks to the innovative BVLZ brick veneer ledger connector from Simpson Strong-Tie. In...
Get Plugged Into Your Structural Steel Designs with the Yield-Link® Plugin Tools
With the introduction of the Simpson Strong-Tie Yield-Link® moment connection for steel construction, the engineering and software development teams at Simpson Strong-Tie created multiple design tools to support users in their specification of the Yield-Link technology. These tools range...
The Last Word:
The Last Word from 2020 IBS on Floor Cassettes
A few CMs have already heard the “buzz” about floor cassettes from the annual International Builders Show (IBS). A good portion of January’s Show dealt with offsite construction, and prebuilt floor sections are of major interest. At one of the Show’s seminars, we...
Upgrade Your Coiled Strap: How an Innovative Embossment Takes Utility Straps to the Next Level
CS16 coiled straps. I can’t tell you how many thousands (maybe more) I specified during my time as a consulting engineer. Straps are used everywhere. They were then, and are now, a go-to solution for drag and uplift loads. I didn’t have to look them up in the catalog — I knew...
All Things Wood:
Unpredictable Nature and Cause of Cracks at Gypsum Panel Ceiling Joints Perpendicular to Framing
In some arid parts of the Southwest, the occurrence and recurrence of cracks at taped gypsum panel (drywall) joints between panels in residential projects have been reported in trade magazines since the mid-1990s. In some homes of a project, one or two cracks or ridges appear at...
Trainer to the Pros — How Simpson Strong-Tie Educates the Industry
Did you know that Simpson Strong-Tie offers free education and training to the construction industry?
Indeed, we do. For several decades, Simpson Strong-Tie has made a commitment to supporting the development of our industry, and each year we educate tens of thousands of industry pros —...
Adjustable Hanger or Custom Hanger — You Make the Call
It would be a lot simpler for designing engineers if structural connections were always for members at right angles to one another. Often, connections have to be designed for supported members that are at a skewed or sloped angle rather than perpendicular to the header. In these cases, the...