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219-Repair Techniques for Metal Plated Wood Trusses, Part 1: Introduction and Simple Repair Concepts

By: Derek Rhodes, PE

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Course Objective

This continuing education course is written specifically for professional engineers with the objective of relating to and enhancing the practice of engineering.

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219-Repair Techniques for Metal Plated Wood Trusses, Part 1: Introduction and Simple Repair Concepts

Metal plated wood trusses are engineered products that are manufactured in a controlled environment and are now used extensively in the woodframe construction industry. Wood trusses provide the architect or building designer greater flexibility in the design of the structure than conventional framed (stick-built) construction. The design is not as limiting with regard to bearing wall locations which enables longer spans and greater ability to shape complicated roof and ceiling profiles. These pre-manufactured wood trusses facilitate a quicker construction schedule and an overall lower cost.

Wood, a renewable resource, has a great deal of manufacturing flexibility.  Wood members are easily formed into standard framing sizes, cut into appropriate lengths with odd angles if necessary, and attached to form the wood structure. However, wood is more susceptible than steel or concrete to damage due to internal defects, handling issues, and long term deterioration. Design or manufacturing errors, shipping damage, miscommunication, and change orders are possible causes for the inadequacy of a wood truss for a specific application and therefore a repair or modification of the pre-manufactured wood truss is required. The purpose of this document is to address various repair techniques that could be used to correct damage to the wood members or metal plates, reinforce trusses that do not meet the required specified design loads, or adjust the truss profile or member location to meet other design requirements.

This course is the second part in a three part series which consists of a total of 11 chapters between all three parts. Chapters 1 through 3 provide an introduction to the terms, concepts, and process involved in truss repairs. Chapters 4 through 11 contain actual truss repairs to provide instruction through the use of example. These chapters are broken down as follows:

  • Part 1: Introduction and Simple Repair Concepts – Five Chapters.
    • Chapter 1 – Definitions
    • Chapter 2 – Repair Design Concepts
    • Chapter 3 – Wood Truss Repair Connections
    • Chapter 4 – Member Damage and Defects
    • Chapter 5 – Plate Damage
  • Part 2: Moderate Truss Repairs - Four Chapters
    • Chapter 6 – Manufacturing Errors
    • Chapter 7 - Stubs and Extensions
    • Chapter 8 – Minor Modifications
    • Chapter 9 – Major Modifications
  • Part 3: Complex Truss Repairs - Two Chapters – Current Part
    • Chapter 10 – Volume Ceiling Changes
    • Chapter 11 – Girders and Truss Loading

It is highly recommended to complete Parts 1 and 2 before attempting Part 3. The techniques developed in the earlier chapters provide a good basis for the complex truss repairs presented in Part 3.

219-Repair Techniques for Metal Plated Wood Trusses, Part 1: Introduction and Simple Repair Concepts
Bill OAkey P.E.
05/14/2018
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Good course. Informative.
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219-Repair Techniques for Metal Plated Wood Trusses, Part 1: Introduction and Simple Repair Concepts
Lane R. Smith
03/24/2018
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Very informative. Well presented.
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219-Repair Techniques for Metal Plated Wood Trusses, Part 1: Introduction and Simple Repair Concepts
Ronald Fields
03/13/2018
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Excellent presentation of basic concepts.
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219-Repair Techniques for Metal Plated Wood Trusses, Part 1: Introduction and Simple Repair Concepts
James Goes
02/09/2018
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Repair of Wood Trusses Part 1
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219-Repair Techniques for Metal Plated Wood Trusses, Part 1: Introduction and Simple Repair Concepts
John Klein
12/20/2017
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Excellent course with much more detail than expected. The course supplies the student with all tools needed to design and detail basic truss repairs
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219-Repair Techniques for Metal Plated Wood Trusses, Part 1: Introduction and Simple Repair Concepts
Walter H.
12/11/2017
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Good course with lots of practical design examples and current practices.
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219-Repair Techniques for Metal Plated Wood Trusses Part 1: Introduction and Simple Repair Concepts
Donald Logsdon
11/06/2017
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VERY PRACTICAL AND USEFUL TO ME.
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219-Repair Techniques for Metal Plated Wood Trusses Part 1: Introduction and Simple Repair Concepts
Alsaid Osman
07/03/2017
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Excellent
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219-Repair Techniques for Metal Plated Wood Trusses Part 1: Introduction and Simple Repair Concepts
Leona Jacobs
03/27/2017
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Course was good. Time required and test questions were appropriate. Good material content
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219-Repair Techniques for Metal Plated Wood Trusses Part 1: Introduction and Simple Repair Concepts
Chad
02/23/2017
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Informative and interesting
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219-Repair Techniques for Metal Plated Wood Trusses Part 1: Introduction and Simple Repair Concepts
Colin
02/03/2017
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Comprehensive and clear. Sufficient detail to build confidence in designing similar repairs.
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219-Repair Techniques for Metal Plated Wood Trusses Part 1: Introduction and Simple Repair Concepts
Ken Sands
02/03/2017
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Well presented course with a nice amount of information provided. Test was appropriate for the course material provided and made you have to think about the calculations. On a side note to the author, the example numbers referenced in the answers to question 19 are incorrect.
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219-Repair Techniques for Metal Plated Wood Trusses Part 1: An Introduction, Simple Member and Plate
Nick Halbrook
12/13/2016
Good course. Numerous repair examples provided with explanation of why the repair was done for each. Repairs covered for damages to both wood and metal web truss parts.
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219-Repair Techniques for Metal Plated Wood Trusses Part 1: An Introduction, Simple Member and Plate
Tom Card
11/10/2016
Verified Buyer
I'm retired but want to keep up my licenses. The course was a good refresher for me. I haven't used the NDS tables in a long time and found then to be a lot easier than they used to be, as far as I can recall. I got a few questions wrong but passed the test anyway. My errors hit me like in the old days when I was in school, basically, "Oh yeah! How could I forget to do that?"
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219-Repair Techniques for Metal Plated Wood Trusses Part 1: An Introduction, Simple Member and Plate
10/19/2016
Verified Buyer
Covers a lot of information, but, some of the graphics were difficult to read. Some specific design rules for the various repairs would have been nice.
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Well designed and worth the time
Tom Gray
07/28/2016
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I thought the materials and detail were relevant for my scope of work and appreciate the effort in making it as professional as possible.
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Good Course
Anonymous reviewer
05/03/2016
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Good course with good information on prefabricated truss repair. Is part 2 and 3 available?
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Truss Repair: Part I
Charles Allred
04/25/2016
Great course. Common sense approach. The only thing I would like to see is more attention given to handling interference from truss plates. Sometimes they are large and may force a longer or wider repair to provide an adequate development length.
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219-Repair Technique for Metal Plated Wood Trusses Part I
Anonymous reviewer
03/28/2016
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Good introduction for someone with no experience with truss damage repair. Some examples are a little hard to follow through to solution.
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Repair Techniques for Metal Plated Wood Trusses Part 1: An Introduction, Simple Member and Plate
Anton Krysa
10/01/2015
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One of the better online continuing education classes I have taken. A lot of work went into preparing for the test which required almost as much time as reading the material. Overall I felt I gained some valuable knowledge.
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anonymous
06/23/2015
Excellent Content. An opportunity to really learn something.
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anonymous
05/13/2015
course was good, but it's overall assumption is that the member load data is available to the designer...ok for new construction, but not common for older construction. Some discussion/recommendations for cheap truss analysis tools (i.e. spreadsheets, online tools, etc) would be helpful for developing member loads from scratch...maybe this is mentioned in part 2 of this course?
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anonymous
04/17/2015
VERY INFORMATIVE
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