Structural Component Operations Reaching for Excellence
SCORE offers SBCA members a way to show their commitment to continuous improvement.
How to Attain SCORE Certification
- Choose which level of SCORE you would like to reach: Achiever, Leader, or Elite.
- Purchase a SCORE program package subscription. This is the best way to work toward meeting the SCORE certification requirements, and you'll save money on dues and fees at the same time.
- SBCA will work with you to help you understand the steps required to be SCORE certified. Once your plant has met the requirements, you can be certified.
Levels of SCORE
Start the SCORE process by becoming SCORE Achiever and fulfilling these requirements.
Take SCORE to the next level and become SCORE Leader by fulfilling these requirements.
Attain SCORE Elite by fulfilling these requirements.
- In-Plant WTCA QC
- Truss Technician Training (TTT)
- JOBSITE PACKAGES
- Long Span JOBSITE PACKAGES
- In-Plant Basic Training
- Operation Safety
- Truss Manufacturing Orientation (TMO)
- Component Technology Workshops (CTWs)
- WTCA QC Wall Panel and Wall Panel JOBSITE PACKAGES (Required for locations manufacturing wall panels.)
- In order to maintain SCORE Elite standing, locations must stay up-to-date with new programs and/or levels, as determined by SBCA's Marketing Committee.
If your plant manufactures trusses and wall panels, in order to reach SCORE Elite, you need to be certified with WTCA QC Wall Panel and send out Wall Panel JOBSITE PACKAGES.
If your plant manufactures ONLY wall panels, then only the SCORE Elite level is available.
In-Plant WTCA QC
Companies/locations must be certified and in good standing with this program. Maintaining good standing depends on two things. First, plants must send their inspection data to SBCA each quarter. This data is reviewed, and SBCA determines whether or not it meets the requirements of certification. Secondly, plants must be inspected quarterly by a third party inspection agency certified by SBCA.
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Truss Technician Training (TTT)
Companies/locations must have the following percentages of technicians actively certified at Levels I, II and III of this program.
- Level I certified – 80 percent of technicians
- Level II certified – 50 percent of technicians
- Level III certified – 10 percent of technicians
Companies must supply every job with a JOBSITE PACKAGE that includes, at a minimum, BCSI-B1 through B4.
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Long Span JOBSITE PACKAGES
Companies must supply every job that includes trusses longer than 60 feet with a Long Span JOBSITE PACKAGE. They must also require that the truss purchaser acknowledges, in line with the information in SBCA’s Long Span Sample Jobsite Form, that these trusses require extra attention to bracing and safety practices. Additionally, the purchaser must be required to recognize that the temporary and permanent bracing should be designed and inspected by the Building Designer, or a delegated professional engineer.
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In-Plant Basic Training
All newly-hired production employees must complete this introductory course to familiarize themselves with the structural building components industry and the work they will be doing.
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Companies/locations must have been safety certified for three months, and in good standing with this program. This means sending data to SBCA every quarter, in line with Operation Safety guidelines, to prove compliance. SBCA will then review this information to determine companies’ standings.
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Companies/locations must have the following employees complete all five ORisk Phase I course tracks.
- All general managers
- A contract administrator who is processing contracts
- All technical staff managers
Companies/locations must have the following employees complete one of the two abridged tracks that were designed specifically for sales staff. One track option is for companies selling in a 2-step market, and the other is for those selling in a direct market. Employees must complete the one that applies to their market.
- 75 percent of sales staff, including all sales managers
Truss Manufacturing Orientation
Companies must have all non-technical sales staff complete TMO.
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Component Technology Workshops
There are two different ways to fulfill this requirement.
Companies/locations must conduct or facilitate, through a SBCA chapter, at least one educational program each year. The educational program can take one of the following forms.
- Plant tour
- Presentation at a local association meeting
- Presentation set up and presented through a SBCA chapter, with direct participation by the SCORE-certified member
- Presentation set up and given by the member
- Presentation given at a local or regional trade show
Become a CTW partner and offer online training on structural building components from your own website. For more information, visit the CTW partner page.
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WTCA QC Wall Panel
Companies/locations that are manufacturing wall panels must be certified and in good standing with this program, which is similar to In-Plant WTCA QC for trusses. Weekly product inspections must be conducted by a predetermined employee, and plants must send their inspection data to SBCA each quarter. This data is then reviewed; maintaining good standing depends on the plant meeting certification requirements. (If you manufacture only wall panels, learn about your SCORE certification process.)
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Wall Panel JOBSITE PACKAGES
Companies/locations must supply every wall panel job with a jobsite package that includes, at a minimum, all documents in the preassembled SBCA Wall Panel JOBSITE PACKAGE, aside from the cover sheet. (If you manufacture only wall panels, learn about your certification process.)
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