Wood Trusses Guide [PDF]
Performance Requirements for Code Acceptance
Metal-plate-connected wood trusses are designed and manufactured in accordance with ANSI/TPI1 National Design Standard for Metal Plate Connected Wood Truss Construction¹, as specified by the building code (International Residential Code 2003, Section R802.10.2, International Building Code 2003, Section 2303.4). More details regarding metal-plate-connected wood trusses can be found in the Metal Plate Connected Wood Truss Handbook².
Fire Incidents Involving Trusses
The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health maintains a partial database of firefighter fatalities. Each fire is reported separately with details on the fire and circumstances leading to the fatality. Additionally, the reports provide a summary of fire ground management/command activities that could be improved upon. This information is extremely valuable to the fire service as a learning aid.
¹ National Design Standard for Metal Plate Connected Wood Truss Construction, ANSI/TPI1, Truss plate Institute, Madison, WI., 2002. http://www.tpinst.org
² Metal Plate Connected Wood Truss Handbook, 3rd Ed., Structural Building Components Association, WI., 2002. http://www.sbcindustry.com/firepro.php