Roof Truss Guide

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Roof Trusses Get more Quality, Flexibility and Labor Savings using Get more Quality, Flexibility and Labor Savings using Powerful CAD-based design software from Alpine generates traditional plan view layouts, and 3-D graphics that give an accurate picture of a structure from virtually any perspective by showing every component in place. Work confidently with the industry's best fully integrated design solution. Our IntelliVIEW software reduces both designer time and aggravation, giving you more peace of mind with fewer mouse clicks. Layout, Design and Engineering Software Bracing is extremely IMPORTANT!! Every roof system needs adequate bracing. The purpose of most bracing is to ensure that the trusses and truss members remain straight and do not bow out of their plane. Inadequate, improper or incorrectly installed bracing can lead to collapses, failures and serious accidents. An engineered bracing system will avoid these pitfalls and ensure the structural integrity of the truss system. Trusses need to be braced during installation, which is called temporary bracing and they need permanent bracing which will remain installed for the life of the roof system. Follow the recommendations for handling, installing and temporary restraining and bracing of trusses. Temporary Bracing Guidelines: For metal plate connected wood truss systems, refer to BCSI Guide to Good Practice for Handling, Installing, Restraining & Bracing of Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses for more detailed information. Truss design drawings may specify locations of permanent lateral restraint or reinforcement for individual truss members. Refer to the BCSI-B3 Summary Sheet – Permanent Restraint/Bracing of Chords & Web Members for more information. All other permanent bracing design is the responsibility of the Building Designer. Contact the Component Manufacturer for more information or consult a Professional Engineer for assistance. The innovative software, equipment, products and services available from Alpine, enables our customers to manufacture and sell the finest truss and wall components available in North America. Alpine offers component engineering services, design and management software, production equipment and truss connector plates. The pioneering concept developed for wood trusses was also applied to our revolutionary line of products and services for cold-formed steel components used in commercial applications. Alpine's software includes design and manufacturing programs that work together to quickly produce structural framing components. Our powerful CAD-based software generates highly accurate 3D layouts that show structural framing with every component in place from any perspective. iCommand, part of the IntelliView suite, enables truss manufacturers to manage business their way with unprecedented power and flexibility. 155 Harlem Avenue, North Building – 4th Floor Glenview, Illinois 60025 800-521-9790 - 07/11/2017 Version © Copyright 2017 - All Rights Reserved. For more information please contact Alpine is part of the Residential Construction (North America) Division of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW), a Fortune 250 global multi-industrial manufacturing leader of value added consumables and specialty equipment with related service businesses. Founded in 1912, ITW's recipe for success has been consistent: value added products and outstanding service win the day with customers. ITW places a high premium on the development of highly engineered products and systems – most of which are developed in tandem with customers. And the company continues to ensure that customers receive timely, cost-effective service for the innovative products ITW provides. ITW's more than 50,000 dedicated colleagues around the world thrive in our decentralized, entrepreneurial culture. In 2016, the company achieved revenues of $13.6 billion, with roughly half coming from outside North America. For more information, visit .

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