Floor trusses are the ideal structural system for single family, multi-family, and other commercial builds due to their inherent design flexibilities, optimized construction advantages, and exceptional strength. Each floor truss is designed and engineered for the unique and specific project. Open-web floor trusses create downstream value through faster and safer on-site installation, efficient MEP installations, and additional opportunities for reduced material costs.

This course will demonstrate project benefits when utilizing open web floor trusses and discuss how they can improve your next project.

Learning Objectives

  • Review what open-web floor trusses are and why they are the ideal structural floor system for wood framed buildings.
  • Examine the architectural advantages of open-web floor trusses over conventional framing methods such as dimensional lumber or EWP floor joists.
  • Explore the construction benefits of using open-web floor truss systems.
  • Review several case studies that highlight the value that open web trusses have brought to various projects.

Pre-Requisite: Basic knowledge of structural components of the built environment.