Floor trusses with truss tags stating this side up

Setting Trusses Straight

Attaching truss tags to highlight important features such as side up or bearing locations can help framers avoid installing trusses incorrectly.

Industry News

  • For Emerging Leaders Committee Chair Steve Stroder (California TrusFrame), last month’s Open Quarterly Meeting (OQM) in Fort Worth was an opportunity to both welcome new members to the group and to introduce a new committee co-chair.

  • The partnership between SBCA and Ask the Builder founder Tim Carter has been a perfect opportunity to share the advantages of structural framing with the market. The timing couldn’t have been more ideal as SBCA’s Best Way to Frame website  was just taking off.

  • This spring, Shelter Systems Limited of Westminster, Maryland, unveiled a new 360⁰ virtual reality (VR) plant tour. Jason Hikel, Shelter’s Systems IT Director, is excited about the ways they can use the video to promote their company.

  • “I’ve come to fall in love with floor trusses,” Tim Carter wrote in his March 31 newsletter. Tim expands on this statement explaining the many holes and friction points that any solid wood or I-joist would have to get to install the same radiant floor system.

Charlie and his wife, Delores

In Remembrance

The Godfather
of an industry

Charlie Vaccaro helped forge the truss industry
through his intellect, sincerity and humor.


Truss designer working at his computer desk


Thinking Outside the Building
Plans to Train Designers

One CM’s unique approach
to designer training.


Jobsite document on an ipad screen

Risk Management

Digital Documents Ensure
Better Delivery

SBCA’s electronic Jobsite Packages
improve risk management.