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Truss Systems Hawaii ground assembly installation

Congratulations to Truss Systems Hawaii, Inc. whose photo received the most votes in SBC’s Online Photo Contest. The winning photo of the Marriott Courtyard Hotel project in Kahului, Maui, shows one way to meet OSHA’s new fall protection standard.

This installation method was devised after the contractor met with Truss Systems and a local OSHA inspector to discuss the new regulations and how they would affect the project. Once the contractor chose to assemble the roof on the ground, Truss Systems worked closely with him to review the plans for critical dimensions, conditions and weights to help insure a successful installation.

Truss Systems Hawaii ground assemblyThe roof was prefabricated in 13 sections on the ground (see photo at right), including trusses, sheathing, bracing and fascia (see March 2012 feature about ground assembly). The sections were then lifted into place and installed by a three-worker crew, saving considerable time and money, all while complying with OSHA’s fall protection regulations.

SBC Online Photo Contest

Thank you to everyone who submitted their best snapshots for SBC’s Online Photo Contest and everyone who voted. We received some great submissions, ranging from innovative projects to a “Trussmas” tree and even truss-inspired jewelry. 

The next online photo contest will begin soon, and the winner will be featured in an upcoming issue of SBC. You can submit your photo by filling out our photo contest submission form or emailing your photo (high resolution, 300 dpi, preferred) along with a brief description to

*Photos submitted may be used in SBC Magazine or other SBCA materials.