Tips for Producing More Efficient Truss Designs

Originally published by the following source: SBC MagazineSeptember 13, 2019
by Jess Lohse with contributions from SBCA Staff


This year’s BCMC is highlighting an educational track specifically geared to truss technicians and designers. In “Designing for the Code: Green Might Not Always Be Right,” Jeff Arneson, P.E. from Apex and Jim Vogt, P.E. from SBCA take a deep dive into understanding various load parameters and material adjustment factors used to design metal plate connected wood trusses. They will address confusion in the field and point out why relying solely on design software can sometimes lead to missed details and inefficient or even incorrect designs. 

Educational sessions are a great reason to attend BCMC and this year’s Design Track is the perfect reason to include members of your company’s design team in the staff you send to Columbus! Additional sessions geared toward designers in this track include: Knowing Your People to Keep Your People and Design by Example: Training a Successful Design Culture.

We look forward to seeing you at BCMC this October 22-25 in Columbus, Ohio! Register today to “Set Your Course” to learn more about "Designing for the Code" as well as enjoy all the other great sessions, activities and show floor exhibits at BCMC 2019!