Design

Many potential complaints and problems can be mitigated by an astute truss technician during the design phase.

This presentation provides information on heel blocking requirements and related analysis.

This presentation provides information on sealed Truss Placement Diagrams for the state of Texas.

This report will explore some special floor loading issues that are not specifically mentioned in the building codes and require special attention to ensure that the floor system is properly designed with no serviceability issues. The following are the major issues that will be discussed: stone/ceramic tiles, large concentrated loads and floor vibrations.

This presentation provides inspection and quality assurance requirements for metal plate connected wood trusses.

Both the International Residential Code (IRC) and the International Building Code (IBC) require that the top plates of exterior braced wall panels be attached to the rafters or roof trusses above. This report will discuss the code requirements and provide alternate engineered designs and capacities, including heel/bird blocking, partial height blocking and blocking panels.

This presentation provides information on sealed Truss Placement Diagrams for the 2012 or 2015 International Building Code.

This presentation provides information on and requirements for truss repairs.

This presentation provides information on and requirements for sprinkler loads on metal plate connected wood trusses.

It can be often misunderstood whether a Truss Design Engineer has the responsibility to seal a Truss Placement Diagram (TPD). The purpose of this Research Report is to provide the relevant code sections from the latest editions of the International Building Code (IBC) for thorough analysis and interpretation, as they relate to the state of Texas.