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266-Repair Techniques for Metal Plated Wood Trusses, Part 2: Moderate Truss Repairs

By: Derek Rhodes, PE

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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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266-Repair Techniques for Metal Plated Wood Trusses, Part 2: Moderate Truss Repairs

Metal plated wood trusses are engineered products that are manufactured in a controlled environment and are now used extensively in the wood frame 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.

266-Repair Techniques for Metal Plated Wood Trusses, Part 2: Moderate Truss Repairs
David Roady
12/30/2018
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Great stuff! Practical real-world examples.
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266-Repair Techniques for Metal Plated Wood Trusses, Part 2: Moderate Truss Repairs
Don Pasquale
12/29/2018
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Great Course; Contractors should be required to take this course so they see the complexity of having to repair a truss when they think they can cut members out with no second thought of the problems they introduced.
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266-Repair Techniques for Metal Plated Wood Trusses, Part 2: Moderate Truss Repairs
Scott Dawson, Sr.
12/28/2018
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Good course. Showed a wide variety of repairs with detail explanations
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266-Repair Techniques for Metal Plated Wood Trusses, Part 2: Moderate Truss Repairs
Dale Yarbrough, PE, SE
12/17/2018
Verified Buyer
Very good course. Taken in conjunction with the other two sections. Very beneficial.
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266-Repair Techniques for Metal Plated Wood Trusses, Part 2: Moderate Truss Repairs
Stephan Tremblay
12/15/2018
Verified Buyer
Excellent course. Note: There is an error or wording on worksheet test question 11
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266-Repair Techniques for Metal Plated Wood Trusses, Part 2: Moderate Truss Repairs
12/03/2018
Verified Buyer
Great informative course
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266-Repair Techniques for Metal Plated Wood Trusses, Part 2: Moderate Truss Repairs
Larry Harrell
10/01/2018
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A very good course to solve issues with trusses.
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266-Repair Techniques for Metal Plated Wood Trusses, Part 2: Moderate Truss Repairs
Emery
05/09/2018
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18. What is the maximum recommended offset distance when 2x8 (38 x 114 mm) scabs are used? This question needs to have a figure or example number provided. There is not enough information to solve it.
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266-Repair Techniques for Metal Plated Wood Trusses, Part 2: Moderate Truss Repairs
James G.
02/14/2018
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Good course to provide ideas to repair trusses that work and go through the step-by-step repair.
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266-Repair Techniques for Metal Plated Wood Trusses, Part 2: Moderate Truss Repairs
Jeff
01/13/2018
Verified Buyer
I have taken Part 1 and Part 2. The information in these courses are excellent. The author does a great job explaining difficult concepts. I look forward to taking Part 3.
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266-Repair Techniques for Metal Plated Wood Trusses, Part 2: Moderate Truss Repairs
Sandra Herd
12/26/2017
Verified Buyer
I thought this was an excellent course, I learned a lot about complex repairs even though I am somewhat familiar with wood trusses and basic repair, and the diagrams and illustrations are very good.
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266-Repair Techniques for Metal Plated Wood Trusses, Part 2: Moderate Truss Repairs
Anthony Iacovetta
12/10/2017
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Good content
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266-Repair Techniques for Metal Plated Wood Trusses, Part 2: Moderate Truss Repairs
Craig Allen
07/21/2017
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Excellent course - well organized and valuable information.
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266-Repair Techniques for Metal Plated Wood Trusses, Part 2: Moderate Truss Repairs
harold fronapfel
01/31/2017
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Excellent/very usefull
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