SBCA Updates for January 8, 2017

The Why & How of Design QC 

Date: Tue, Jan 17 2017 1:00pm to 2:15pm (CST)

There’s a clear benefit to ensuring the product you send out meets your standards. But do you have an equivalent process for evaluating your design work?

Design QC can save you time and boost your bottom line by helping you anticipate and avoid field issues, minimizing your repair and replacement costs. It can help you establish accountability among your designers and turn mistakes into targeted training. Best of all, it can help solidify your reputation as a company committed to crafting and delivering a quality product.

Join BCMC presenters Dan Morris and Kelly LaBlance to learn why developing a design QC process is worth the effort as well as how to do so. They’ll cover how much time you can expect to put into implementing a design QC process, whose buy-in you need, and how to follow-up on what you learn to get the most out of your process.

SBCA Technical Webinar: Truss Repair

Date: Wed, Jan 18 2017 1:00pm to 2:00pm (CST)

The repair and modification of metal plate connected wood trusses can be a very complicated subject, because each situation must be analyzed individually. Common situations that require repairs include: damage to the truss from delivery, handling or installation; adverse environments; fire; and manufacturing mistakes. Whatever the reason for a repair, the principles to be followed are similar. The truss repair must result in a truss that is able to carry all loads intended for the truss.  

Please join us on Wednesday, January 18 from 1-2 pm Central for a webinar presented by Jim Vogt, P.E., to discuss the key concepts involved with a truss repair.

The information presented in this course is useful for building officials, component manufacturers, design professionals and framers. The program is AIA approved and continuing education credit (CEU) and professional development hours (PDH) are available. This webinar is free to attend; for participants who need a certificate demonstrating CEU credits, the cost is $25.