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Learning Opportunity: Best Practices in Design and Use of Trus Joist Products

October 8, 2019 in Wood Products - #trus joist

Join us for a new workshop

October 24th, 2019
Engineered lumber products have become the standard in our market, particularly as structures are getting larger and more complex. Join us as we explore ways to save time and reduce the risk of costly errors as projects move from design to construction.
  • Date: Thursday, Oct 24, 2019
  • Welcome: 8:00 am - 8:30 am
  • Presentation: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm (Lunch will be provided at 12:00 pm)
  • Location: Crowne Plaza Sacramento Northeast - Magnolia Room
    • 5321 Date Ave., Sacramento, CA 95841
Rob Miller, P.E., Region Engineer
Weyerhauser experience = 13 yrs

Renee Strand, P.E., Region Engineering Manager
Weyerhaeuser experience = 31 yrs

Randy Raatz, Territory Manager, N. California High Density Housing
Weyerhaeuser experience = 30 yrs

Mike Rasmussen, Territory Manager, N. California
Weyerhaeuser experience = 35 yrs

Highlighting the best use of Trus Joist products in specific structural applications, this workshop will cover the following areas:

  • Lessons learned from mid-rise projects
  • Understanding Weyerhaeuser services and availabiltiy of Trus Joist Products
  • Proper specification of Trus Joist Products
  • General guidelines for field support
  • Repair approaches for Trus Joist components
  • Utilize Forte®WEB software efficiently
  • Understanding floor performance using TJ-Pro™ Rating

Certificate of completion will be available


  • For new engineers, the workshop is designed to help you become familiar with Engineered Lumber products and provide practical knowledge of the specification process, review of placement plans
    and site reviews. It provides an opportunity to become familiar with the services and technical support provided by Weyerhaeuser in the field.
  • For senior engineers, the presentations will provide information on procedures and suggested specifications that can reduce errors and improve process reliability.
  • Architects, designers, and code officials are welcomed and will find value in the subject manner as well.

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