Author: Jason Shumaker, PE

Design Advantages of Solid Section Beams

in Tech Talk, Trus Joist

Homes are increasingly being designed with more open spaces, larger rooms and atypical framing conditions.  Not surprisingly, these changes have resulted in an increased demand for Engineered Wood Products (EWP), notably beams that can carry heavier loads across greater spans.   Parallam® PSL provides superior strength and stiffness to address the more demanding conditions of many […]

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Remedying Winter Floor Squeaks

in Tech Talk

‘Tis the season for floor squeaks.  Winter, more than any other time of year, triggers an occasional call from someone regarding a floor squeak they are concerned (annoyed) with.  These noises, while irritating, are almost never a cause for alarm.  Most of the time the caller suspects a TJI® Joist in the floor is the […]

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Supporting Exercise Equipment with TJI® Joists

in Tech Talk

Exercise equipment, like speed bags, heavy bags and pull up bars, all have different installation requirements based on the manufacturer and the typical use of the equipment.  Fortunately, a variety of installation options exist so that homeowners can select the best option for their specific case.   Floor performance The capacity of TJI® joists should […]

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Details Are Critical For Successful One-Hour Fire and Sound Assemblies

in Tech Talk, Trus Joist

I-joists continue to be a popular floor framing option in multi-family structures. Floor/ceiling assemblies in these buildings typically must meet the requirement of a one-hour fire-resistance rating. Working with the I-joist manufacturer, the architect designs and details assemblies which provide the necessary protection. However, the work cannot stop here. Sound performance of the floor/ceiling assembly […]

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