Mike Momb

A Case for Minimum Post Frame Truss Loads

Mike Momb

In my career, I have done about everything imaginable when it comes to post frame (pole) building trusses. I have been blessed to have been able to spend a better portion of over two decades working within or owning prefabricated MPCWT (metal plate connected wood truss) manufacturing facilities....

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February 2019
Issue #11235
Page 28
Joe Kannapell

The Last Word: The Last Word on Steel Tariffs

Joe Kannapell

Buying a million pounds of U.S. steel for our company in Brazil taught me a good lesson on steel tariffs. While there were no apparent restrictions on imported steel, the Brazilian authorities used extraordinary means to prevent us from doing so, and we haven’t bought any since. I suspect...

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April 2018
Issue #10225
Page 109

Designing Overhangs on Gable Ends

Randy Shackelford

It seems that each major hurricane tends to teach those of us in the construction industry some lesson. With Hurricane Andrew, the lessons were the importance of protection from windborne debris, and the importance of proper construction of gable ends. There are two main areas where gable...

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November 2016
Issue #09208
Page 64
Keith Dietzen

The Evolution of Steel Truss Technology

Keith Dietzen

Light gauge steel trusses have been around a long, long time. Steel trusses offer the same advantages that make light gauge steel framing generally appealing for a significant segment of the light frame construction industry. Light gauge steel does not burn. It does not serve as a food source...

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February 2016
Issue #09199
Page 38

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