To determine the effects of weather on a truss, SBCRI is working with CMs from around the country to provide data, leading to an improved understanding of trusses exposed to weather.
Plum Building Systems converted a steel dome into wood with an innovative truss arch approach.
In the South, timber prices haven’t stopped sliding. Adjusted for inflation, the price of Southern pine is down about 45% since 2007, according to Daowei Zhang, an Auburn University professor of forest economics.
While there is value in following a good set of best practices like those contained in BCSI, SBCRI is looking to improve the knowledge behind BCSI’s guidelines in a way that only data gathered through testing can do.
Component Manufacturers and Suppliers alike can say they successfully crafted connections and brewed success in Milwaukee, Wi. for the 38th Building Components Manufacturers Conference October 23-26.
The recent direction in federal lands timber
harvest policy is encouraging for the industry