Your Comprehensive Guide to Cutting Holes in TJI Joists

In the fast-paced world of construction, even the smallest of errors can set back your timeline and budget. The most common mistakes often revolve around improperly cut holes in joists—errors that can lead to structural problems and costly delays. ... Read More
September 12, 2023

Optimize Your Job Site Operations with Our Updated Allowable Holes Guide!

We understand that on busy job sites, it's not uncommon for misunderstandings to occur, like when an electrician or plumber unintentionally drills or cuts an improper hole, leading to necessary repairs and project delays. At Trus Joist, our aim is to minimize these mistakes by equipping you with the right resources. ... Read More
July 17, 2023

Top 10 Reasons Engineers and Design Professionals Choose ForteWEB® Software for Structural Design

Structural engineers and other design professionals need powerful software solutions to help them design safe and efficient structures. Weyerhaeuser's ForteWEB software has emerged as a top choice in the industry, providing a comprehensive set of tools for analyzing and designing structural members. Let’s explore the top 10 reasons why engineers and design professionals prefer using ForteWEB software for their projects. ... Read More
June 8, 2023

Design and Cost Advantages of TJI® Joists Vs. Open Web Floor Trusses

TJI® joists are sometimes compared to floor trusses as builders make decisions on floor systems. Often, the floor package cost has been the primary, if not only, factor some builders have considered. More recently, that singular focus has been changing. More and more builders are now considering the total business and financial impacts of switching to trusses, resulting in their renewed use of Trus Joist floor systems. ... Read More
May 12, 2023

Clarification for Exterior Wall/Floor Framing Intersections in Type III Construction

The International Building Code (IBC) language for Type III construction has led to various interpretations regarding material requirements and construction details at intersections of exterior walls and floors in platform-framed construction. Clarification for these intersections will be provided in 2024 IBC. ... Read More
December 1, 2022