Anna Stamm

Advertiser Forum: Degrees of Safe or Sorry

Anna Stamm

Most will agree the adage, “better safe than sorry,” serves as a helpful warning sometimes. It’s an easy way for us to justify taking extra precautions, even when they seem unnecessary, because we’d rather do a little more first than suffer the consequences of a less...

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June 2024
Issue #16299
Page 6
Wendy Boyd

Design, Innovation, and Software Combine for Perfectly Sheathed Walls

Wendy Boyd

We take pride in actively working with industry and our customers to ensure the machinery and equipment we manufacture is fit for purpose, effective, and continuously improving. One such example of this is in wall sheathing. While machinery for sheathing wall panels has been around for a number...

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June 2024
Issue #16299
Page 17
Glenn Traylor

Does Fire Retardant Lumber Require Special Handling?

Glenn Traylor

Fire retardant lumber, also called FRTW, is used when a project has a requirement to reduce the structures’ ability to burn and to reduce the structures’ contribution to the spread of fire. Most fire retardant materials also reduce the development of smoke and the release of...

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June 2024
Issue #16299
Page 33
Ron Piester

Building Safety 101: Understanding the Basics for a Safer Tomorrow

Ron Piester

Building safety includes a wide range of best practices, including implementing fire suppression systems, conducting regular inspections on existing buildings, providing clear access to emergency exits, employing sustainable water and energy usage, and more. By understanding and adhering to...

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June 2024
Issue #16299
Page 80
Alpine Team

Optimizing Truss Design

Alpine Team

Establishing a truss design process that progresses seamlessly from start to finish serves as a critical backbone for efficiency and ensures essential quality control measures. While individual processes might vary from designer to designer, here is a sample step-by-step process. Resist the...

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May 2024
Issue #16298
Page 96
MiTek Staff

Minimum Uniformly Distributed Live Load For Habitable Attics

MiTek Staff

An attic truss with 7 feet room height – should it be designed for 20 psf (pounds per square foot), 30 psf, or 40 psf room live load? Per International Residential Code (IRC) Table R301.5, the minimum uniformly distributed live load for uninhabitable attics with limited storage is 20...

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May 2024
Issue #16298
Page 104
Wendy Boyd

How Do We Ensure an Installation of Spida Machinery Goes Well?

Wendy Boyd

Let’s talk about the most recent installation of a full frame line for Spida Machinery in Pennsylvania. After working alongside the management of the Truss and Panel plant in PA for quite some time – initially talking about their wish list, moving through to budgets and capex,...

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March 2024
Issue #16296
Page 17
Glenn Traylor

What is the Best Way to Handle Defects Under the Plated Area?

Glenn Traylor

Everyone who uses lumber in trusses understands that defects in lumber can impact truss performance in different ways. Some defects are not important but others will affect truss performance and can even cause truss failure. [For all photos, See PDF or View in Full Issue.] In the first photo,...

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March 2024
Issue #16296
Page 35
Ed Serrano

Focusing on Safety with Vekta and Dahlsens

Ed Serrano

One of the central goals of the frame and truss sector is that everyone goes home safely every day. And while the Razer has been designed from the initial engineering stage with safety at the forefront, some customers, like Dahlsens, require more stringent safety aspects, so we customize...

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March 2024
Issue #16296
Page 50
Madison Stephens

AWC Releases New Wood Design Standards

Madison Stephens

The American Wood Council (AWC) released its three new 2024 wood design standards: the National Design Specification® for Wood Construction (NDS®), Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM) for One- and Two-Family Dwellings, and Fire Design Specification for Wood Construction (FDS). These...

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February 2024
Issue #16295
Page 90
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