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Our structural framing products are designed by professionals, using the best software available on today’s market. Those designs are made a reality with the help of some of the most sophisticated fabrication equipment available. Prior to arriving on the jobsite, our products undergo rigorous quality control, are expertly loaded to ensure that quality is preserved during transport, and are delivered just-in-time for installers.

Each framing component is designed to make installation as efficient as possible. Our goal is to help the installer get the job done right the first time so the customer is happy and the crew can move on to the next project.

With that goal in mind, we provide detailed installation instructions for each jobsite. Those guidelines are intended to preserve a safe jobsite while ensuring each framing element is installed and braced correctly during the erection process. Below are examples of the guidance we provide:

B1 – Guide for Handling, Installing, Restraining & Bracing Trusses

Offers jobsite handling and safety guide features proper techniques for unloading, storing, lifting, installing and bracing trusses.

B2 – Truss Installation and Temporary Restraint/Bracing

Provides step-by-step instructions for safe temporary bracing and truss installation.

B3 – Permanent Restraint/Bracing of Chords & Web Members

Explains how some web members must be braced or reinforced in the field.

B4 – Construction Loading

Outlines how trusses must not support loads from equipment or construction materials until the assembly is properly braced or sheathed.

B5 – Truss Damage, Jobsite Modifications & Installation Errors

Instructs how to report damages or alterations to the Truss Manufacturer in order to secure an approved Repair Truss Design Drawing.

B7 – Temporary & Permanent Restraint/Bracing for Parallel Chord Trusses

Includes bracing and installation guidelines for floor trusses manufactured with lumber in the 4x2 and 3x2 orientation.

B8 – Using Toe-Nailed Connections to Attach Trusses at Bearing Locations

Explains how much uplift resistance one can expect from toenails and options when toe-nailing is not enough.

B9 – Multi-Ply Girders

Outlines how to determine the proper number of plies, attachment methods, types of fasteners and standards of fastener installation.

B10 – Post Frame Truss Installation & Temporary Restraint/Bracing

Provides recommendations for handling, installing and temporary bracing o f trusses in post-frame construction.

B11 – Fall Protection & Trusses

Outlines how to assess fall hazards and stresses that trusses are not designed to serve as fall protection anchorage.

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