Wood Truss Repair Design

Venue: Blacksburg

Location: Blacksburg, Virginia, United States

Event Date/Time: Sep 25, 2003
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This course is designed primarily for truss manufacturers, truss designers, contractors and building designers. Building code officials and inspectors are especially welcome as their experience and input from the inspection viewpoint will benefit all participants. The workshop will focus on design procedures for the repair of broken or damaged trusses. Repair methods and design calculations for typical cases of damaged trusses will be presented. The course provides an opportunity to explore alternate methods of truss repair design and methods of executing the needed field repairs. The specific objectives are to:

* Review nail, screw, and bolt connection design provisions of the NDS-2001;
* Present design data on lateral design values for nails installed in sheathing and lumber;
* Present a design methodology for repair of roof and floor trusses;
* Demonstrate truss repair design through typical examples;
* Present design information on truss bracing, vibration control, and wood floors supporting ceramic tile.

You will receive a certificate for 1.2 Continuing Education Units (CEU√Ęs) upon completion of the course, documenting 12 hours of instruction. The lead instructor, Mr. Lecil Alexander, P. E., is responsible for truss repair design at 15 truss plants that serve 22 states. He will offer practical repair designs and options for a variety of cases involving broken trusses and joints. You will receive a notebook which includes example truss repair designs, design data for laterally loaded nails installed in sheathing and lumber, the NDS-2001, and related publications of interest to truss users. After the course, your notebook will serve as a valuable reference for your truss repair design work.