This document provides a summary of the temporary and permanent restraint/bracing guidelines included in section B7 of the BCSI book for 3x2 and 4x2 parallel chord trusses, as well as information on handling and installing these products. Also included is information concerning construction loads, what to do if trusses are damaged or modified, and the special condition of attaching a residential deck to the trusses.
Permanent Bracing must provide sufficient support at right angles to the plane of the truss to hold every truss member in the position assumed for it in the design. The BCSI-B3 Summary Sheet reviews the various planes of the truss that typically must be restrained/braced and provides installation guidelines for gable end frame restraint/bracing, individual chord and web member permanent restraint/bracing, web member reinforcement, and permanent restraint/bracing for special conditions.
This eight-page document summarizes section B2 of the BCSI book. Temporary restraint/bracing is an important, yet often overlooked, element of safe truss installation.
Metal plate connected wood trusses are commonly used in post-frame construction. The BCSI-B10 Summary Sheet provides guidelines for the proper handling, installing, restraining and bracing of flat bottom chord MPCW trusses spaced more than two feet on-center in engineered post frame building system applications.
This guide for builders features proper techniques for unloading, storing, lifting, erecting, installing, restraining and bracing trusses. It includes specific information for protecting trusses from weather and damage at the jobsite, how to lift bundles and individual trusses by crane, restraining/bracing guidelines to prevent trusses from toppling during erection, installation tolerances to keep the trusses in plane and plumb and basic construction loading and materials placement recommendations.
An informational sheet (in English/Spanish) for framers that was created to help component manufacturers effectively communicate the JOBSITE PACKAGE's value. It encourages framers to review the package's contents and follow its recommendations.
This English/Spanish jobsite package cover sheet includes warnings about the handling, storing, installing, restraining and diagonal bracing of structural building components. Portions of the ANSI/TPI 1-2007 design responsibilities are on the back.
The BCSI-B11 Summary Sheet provides guidance to framing crews on how to assess fall hazards while installing trusses on residential construction jobsites. It stresses that trusses are not designed to serve as fall protection anchorage, and highlights additional fall protection requirements under OSHA’s new standards. This bilingual (English/Spanish) document summarizes Section B11 of the BCSI Booklet.
Trusses are engineered components and any damage, jobsite modifications and/or installation errors can adversely affect the structural integrity of the truss. This two-page document provides guidance on how to properly report damage, modifications, or installation errors to the truss manufacturer or design Professional in order to get an approved truss repair detail. It also discusses some of the more common types of damage and modifications involving metal plate connected wood trusses. This summary of section B5 of the BCSI book is full-color with English and Spanish text.
During construction, trusses must not support any loads from equipment or construction materials until the truss assembly is properly restrained and braced. This document provides safe stack heights for several materials and illustrates good and bad loading practices. This summary of section B4 of the BCSI book is full-color with English and Spanish text. The BCSI-B4 Summary Sheet is part of the BCSI B-Series.