Truss Support


The building designer/Structural Engineer of Record is responsible for the structure that supports the trusses including the support of the truss bracing system. Temporary and permanent bracings are essential components that require design and consideration when assessing costs. Additional information on bracing guidelines are provided in the bracing section. Bearing walls and lintels must be designed to resist the truss loads, including point loads from girders. The building designer should also ensure that all nails, hangers and uplift anchors between trusses and support framing are adequate. Typically prescriptive toe nailing requirements are given in Building Codes for smaller structures whereas metal uplift anchors are often used for larger buildings or in areas of high wind.

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