Glenn Traylor

Are Roof and Floor Trusses the Only Components that Need a Quality Assurance Program?

Glenn Traylor

Roof and floor trusses are important components that need special consideration to insure their correct manufacture. Components built to the IRC and IBC require the manufacturer to adhere to specific requirements. These requirements provide a blueprint to facilitate the manufacturing of a...

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November 2018
Issue #10232
Page 31
Ben Hershey

Emerging Pillars for Business Success

Ben Hershey

As companies grow and change, we should ask ourselves—what are the essential pillars of support that help companies succeed? While making changes that will transform their businesses, successful companies will rely on core pillars that form the foundation of who they will be in the future....

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May 2018
Issue #10226
Page 18
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
Issue #10223
Page 16
Keith Tindall

Changing Suppliers – What’s The Risk?

Keith Tindall

When this quote by John Ruskin appeared on a recent LinkedIn post, it led me to think about the best approach for a business considering changing suppliers.  It’s unwise to pay too much, but it’s also unwise to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money,...

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December 2017
Issue #10221
Page 58
Joe Kannapell

Panelization Automation

Joe Kannapell

The long overdue rebirth of domestic wall panel technology is finally upon us, as U.S. manufacturers have begun to innovate. For the last 30 years, they ceded the upper end of the market to the Europeans, and focused on manual framing and sheathing solutions. For the last 10 years, they have...

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July 2017
Issue #10216
Page 6

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
A. Holt Gwyn

The Dirty Dozen Subcontract Clauses

A. Holt Gwyn

Introduction The following subcontract clauses are taken from actual general contractor subcontract forms in use in the Southeast.  Most of these provisions are buried within the “General Conditions” of the subcontract form, often in tiny print.  While the precise...

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January 2017
Issue #10210
Page 77
Glenn Traylor

Is Your Plant Process an Open or Closed Loop Process?

Glenn Traylor

I remember the introduction of early cruise control in cars. It was fantastic. It allowed the driver to set their speed without having to hold the accelerator pedal down with their foot. The only problem was, when you went up a hill, the car slowed down. When you went down a hill, the car...

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December 2016
Issue #09209
Page 26
Stan Sias

Question of the Day: Scope of Work and Responsibility

Stan Sias

“As a CM, how do I best convey my intended and assumed scope of work and overall responsibility to all parties involved in the construction of a project I am bidding? I don’t want to be held responsible for something I haven’t bid.” This is a terrific question and...

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November 2016
Issue #09208
Page 4
Stan Sias

Question of the Day: Component Manufacturing Industry 'Gotchas'

Stan Sias

“I am new to the component manufacturing industry, what are some of the industry’s ‘Gotchas!’? Thanks for this Question. There are several ‘Gotchas!’ that come immediately to mind. Perhaps the one most often cited is not having, and sticking with, a...

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May 2016
Issue #09202
Page 4

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