In this short video, Fritz Wolff, chairman and CEO at Katerra, shares the history of the organization, along with the opportunity to address the challenges in front of housing.
Here are the top ten most-read SBC Industry News headlines of the first quarter of 2019. The topics vary widely, but two deal with the new sheathing product from LP and two others highlight the work Tim Carter of ‘Ask the Builder’ is doing to promote the benefits of structural components.
Kevin Sweet is passionate about trusses. After repeating the word back and forth a few times, he explained that a truss is a component of a roof or floor system in a building. His father essentially reinvented them.
On April 17, join Simpson Strong-Tie to learn how the Strong-Wall site-built portal frame system (PFS) provides designers, builders and contractors in prescriptive jurisdictions with the flexibility of a new alternative to IRC wall bracing methods.
In 1992 the WTCA Board of Directors was reviewing TPI-85 Appendix P: Quality Standard for Metal Plated Connected Wood Trusses and found a disconcerting term; “firm embedment”, where a certain percentage of the plate had to be in metal to wood contact. This lead to a WTCA project, by Mr. Pat McGuire, to determine if “firm embedment” was possible for truss manufacturers to comply with consistently.
Ask the Builder founder Tim Carter’s work with SBCA has been a profound opportunity to promote structural building components within the construction industry. His background in building and immense reach are a great advantage to the component manufacturing industry because he can use his unique perspective to educate on the value of working with structural components.
Austin home buidler Matt Risinger has shared his thoughts on virtually every aspect of his trade. In one of his latest videos, he shares why, "I love floor trusses!"