Structural Building Components Association

Representing Manufacturers
of Engineered Floor, Wall and
Roof Structural Components

Building Component Safety Information (BCSI)

Guide to Good Practice for Handling, Installing, Restraining & Bracing of Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses

BCSI bookProduced by the Truss Plate Institute (TPI) and SBCA, BCSI is the truss industry's guide for jobsite safety and truss performance. This 8.5" x 11" edition (3-hole punched and spiral bound) includes the most current information regarding the handling, installation, restraining and bracing of metal plate connected wood trusses.

This edition provides updated guidance to framing crews on how to assess fall hazards while installing trusses on residential construction jobsites and highlights additional fall protection requirements under OSHA’s new standards.

BCSI also includes information and guidance pertaining to diagonal bracing for web members with two rows of lateral restraint, as well as permanent lateral restraint and diagonal bracing guidance for trusses spaced wider than 2' o.c.

To order, visit SBCA's online catalog. Also check out CFSBCSI for cold-formed steel trusses.

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