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B8 Summary - Using Toe-Nailed Connections to Attach Trusses at Bearing Locations

Toe-nailed connections are often used to attach metal plate connected wood trusses to bearing walls, beams and girder trusses, for the purpose of resisting uplift and lateral forces applied to the truss. This four-page document provides uplift and lateral resistance capacities for toe-nailed connections consisting of two, three, four or five nails for various types of nails and species of wood. General connection options are also provided when toe-nailing is not enough. This document summarizes section B8 of the BCSI book, and is full-color with English and Spanish text.

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B9 Summary - Multi-Ply Girders

Multiple ply girder trusses consist of two or more individual trusses that must be attached to act as a single member. This document discusses various attachment methods and types of fasteners.

This document summarizes section B9 of the BCSI book, and is full-color with English and Spanish text. The BCSI-B9 Summary Sheet is part of the BCSI B-Series.

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B7 Summary - Guide for Handling, Installing & Bracing of 3x2 & 4x2 Parallel Chord Trusses

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.

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B3 Summary Sheet - Permanent Restraint/Bracing of Chords & Web Members

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.

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B10 Summary Sheet - Post Frame Truss Installation & Temporary Restraint/Bracing

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.

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B1 Summary Sheet - Guide for Handling, Installing, Restraining & Bracing of Trusses

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.

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Information for Framers Flyer

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. 

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Jobsite Cover Sheet

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. 

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B11 Summary - Fall Protection & Trusses

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.

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