The days are waning when a crew setting
roof trusses sent a young, agile
member skyward to walk the plate and
toe-nail them on the layout. Plated
trusses, wood-web I-beams, and other
manufactured structural members have
become sophisticated components
capable of generating tremendous
forces at bearing points and demanding
creative solutions where they intersect.
All of this puts a real emphasis on the
connecting hardware - and your familiarity
with the new generation of
hangers and anchors designed for these
Why Not Just Toenail 'Em?
Builders have worked with trusses for
years without metal hardware, so why
the emphasis on connectors now?
Especially with roof systems, where
computers are making truss design
more and more complex, metal hardware
provides an inherently