Engineering & Testing

Alpine's iModel provides tools that enable you to drop the trusses flat top chord while adding the trusses to the layout.

Given the advancements that have occurred in the industry since 2002, it is time to consider what changes can be made to take advantage of new QC and Quality Assurance (QA) methodology.

An enhancement to the Eliminate Tie Plate feature was added in Alpine’s IntelliVIEW version 17.02. In addition to eliminating the tie plate on top ribbons, this enhancement will eliminate the bottom tie plate as well. 

The need for truss bracing guidance that is easier to install and still sufficient to resist buckling was made very clear when three framers were injured this past Monday as the pole barn they were building in Minnesota collapsed on them.

The next (2019) version of NFPA 285, Standard Fire Test Method for Evaluation of Fire Propagation Characteristics of Exterior Non-Load-Bearing Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components, is currently in a second draft, and public comments are being accepted until December 8, 2017.

This video created by The Verge showcases how structural components play an integral role in the design and construction of a home that is more resistant to hurricane-strength winds.

SBCRI renewed its ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) accreditation certificate January 4, 2017 and expanded its scope to cover 42 standards, specifications, methods, concepts and related testing techniques.

Weyerhaeuser has announced the availability of an updated version of its popular Javelin software that allows users to build a complete model of the entire structural frame for a project.

The 100-year-old building at First and Wright streets in downtown La Salle is getting a no-holds-barred makeover. The trusses are made of heavy lumber and designed to support a roof over a large space without columns.

The 'fine print' is often not reviewed closely, if at all. As a consequence, exposure to risk may not be directly  and fully considered.