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Structural truss: can one be built to specified #35879 01/06/21 04:40 PM
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If we specify the point load our structural LVL ridge will deliver (live, snow, dead), can a truss be built to meet the spec, and just as an engineered truss maker provides a drawing package bearing the engineer's seal, can the timberframe shop?

Must such a truss be shop-built and transported thus, or can it ship in component pieces and assembled on site?

Re: Structural truss: can one be built to specified [Re: Oldfart] #35880 01/08/21 03:24 AM
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In short yes to your first question. But very few timber shops do engineering in house. At the same time, it's not really a big deal to outsource the engineering. I would highly recommend going with a specialty timber frame engineer. You can find who is licensed in your state here: https://www.tfguild.org/find-an-engineer. The engineer should be taking a more holistic look at the whole building, and more than just the load at the ridge. The process will likely take longer than a stick truss company.

And yes, trusses can either be shipped assembled or disassembled. Factors might include the span, the height, site conditions, weight, etc.


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