Truss Construction and Fire!. A review of building construction, Truss systems, and how they apply to fire conditions and operations. Fire Fighter Safety with Truss System Failures. What are trusses?.
A review of building construction, Truss systems, and how they apply to fire conditions and operations
Fire Fighter Safety with Truss System Failures
Cable used as web members
Bolts use in fastener plates
Exposed Truss with insulation
Notice Electrical Wires and AC Vent
Are the most common trusses used in single-family dwellings.
Triangular trusses provide a peaked roof.
Are common in construction with cathedral ceilings. They are often found in churches.
Provide a flat roof or floor. The top and bottom chords are parallel. They are commonly used in single-family dwellings, row houses, apartment buildings, and smaller office buildings.
Get their name from the curved shape of the top chord. Parapet walls may hide the curved roofline on large commercial buildings.
Are used in place of support columns to provide open floor space under the truss.
Light timber Roof Truss system
Heavy Timber Truss system
Also uses steel cable as web members