General Truss Question
What do you mean by the term “trusses”? Are there different kinds of trusses? What are their uses?
When we talk about trusses, we are referring to structural components (Metal Plate Connected Wood Truss Construction) used in building design and construction. They can be used in roofs, floors, walls or headers. SBCA’s TTB – Truss Configurations illustrates some of the possible truss shapes and terminology.
Section 2 of SBCA’s Metal Plate Connected Wood Truss Handbook addresses the evolution of the industry.