Parting Shots


Parting Shots

properly braced trusses in Hawaiipolynesian detail

It’s a beautiful sight—trusses being braced properly, of course. That’s what Bob Dayhoff of Shelter Systems Limited and Chair of SBCA’s E&T Committee saw while celebrating his 32nd wedding anniversary with his wife in Hawaii. “It was a welcome sight to see prefabricated trusses being used in construction and being safely erected and correctly braced to boot!” said Dayhoff.

Shortly after spotting the trusses, Dayhoff came across Island Truss in Hanamaulu, Kauai, HI, the company that supplied the trusses for the project he just saw. Dayhoff decided to stop and visit with Dave Vickers, a fellow CM who appreciates proper bracing (Island Truss sends the B1 Summary Sheet with each jobsite delivery).

Island Truss opened its doors to show him around and introduce him to Hawaiian truss manufacturing. One unique island twist the company uses is a Polynesian/Tahitian/Asian combination fascia cut added to the end of the overhang for projects desiring that down-home Hawaiian flare. Dayhoff said he had a delightful stay on the Garden Island and found bracing wood trusses much easier to understand than the pronunciation of the state fish: humuhumunukunukuapuaa.