Engineering & Testing

SBCA believes it is important for professionals in the building design and construction industry to have a transparent understanding of the properties of the materials they use to construct buildings.

The Truss Plate Institute (TPI) announced today the opening of a second Public Review & Comment period for the draft BSR/TPI 3-201X, Design of Bracing for Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses

Although the prototype is geared toward developing countries, its lessons may be of interest to U.S. builders as well.

Alpine, a leading North American supplier of products and services for the architectural drafting, building and component manufacturing industry, has announced the release of VisionREZ® 2016 for Revit®.

HB 217 passed the Legislature, on April 24, 2015. However, Governor Scott ultimately vetoed the bill on June 11, 2015, citing reservations regarding the grandfathering clause and the need for all structural engineers to pass the SE exam.

Fire officials are cautiously optimistic new six-story wood frame apartment buildings can be safe, even in the wake of Friday’s devastating condo blaze.

BuilderMT, the widely-acknowledged market share leader in workflow management solutions for mid-market home builders, now offers a new estimating capability through its integration with CG Visions.

Truss Designers are responsible for incorporating the additional load from the fire sprinkler systems into the truss design. The information in this SBCA Research Report is applicable to both floor and roof systems.

The EWTA’s Advisory Committee at its fall meeting approved a recommendation from the Adhesives and Technical Subcommittee to allocate  $10,000 to fund hygrothermal research at the test facility.

The Truss Cowboys will be up against the New Kids on the Block at the 2015 SBC Masters Competition next month in Madison.