Truss System Strength on Display During Demolition

Originally published by the following source: SBC MagazineJune 25, 2018
by TJ Jerke and Sean Shields

  

Even as a building is being torn down, the benefits of using structural building components was clearly on display as the San Angelo's Victory Christian Center was demolished.

In the timelapse video below, the structural integrity of a truss system is evident given the extra effort it took a backhoe to tear down.

 

 

What is also telling is the ability of the truss system to withstand even the removal of its bearing support, as seen in this image:

 

The impact of sheathing and bracing of a truss system was also on display as it held together even as it was unseated from its original placement.