With the recent increase in multifamily construction, we are seeing more instances where 2-hour rated walls are required. This leads to questions concerning how to properly frame the intersection of the floor and wall assembly. 2-hour fire rated walls are required in some buildings based on Table 601 and 602 of the International Building Code. The […]
Weyerhaeuser manufactures a wide variety of Trus Joist Engineered Wood Products that are used for rim board applications. It can get quite confusing deciding which one to use with all the thicknesses available. In fact, there are a possible 6 different thicknesses to choose from. The two primary reasons for the differences in thickness are load capacity and sufficient width on the edge to accommodate nailing from shear walls and the floor diaphragm above.
In this article, Jim Anderson, P.E., engineer for Weyerhaeuser supporting Trus Joist Engineered Wood Products, discusses each option in full detail.