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WTCA's Metal Plate Connected Wood Truss Handbook.

The Wood Truss Council of America (WTCA) released its Third Edition of the Metal Plate Connected Wood Truss Handbook. The edition was revised extensively, with every section reviewed and updated by industry experts. The handbook is intended to familiarize architects, engineers, builders, building officials, students, and others with the truss industry. It covers the technical history of metal plate connected wood trusses, the industry's evolution, and current design and construction practices. New in the third edition, over 100 pages have been added, including updated information regarding truss design methodology, quality control, manufacturing, and fire performance. In addition, this 500-page reference provides vital information on current standards, building codes, related research, the lumber and wood industries, and other relevant subjects. Illustrative examples, tables and design aids are included throughout the text to facilitate understanding of the subject matter. Definitions, industry organizations, abbreviations, and other reference materials are included among the eight appendices. To order a copy, login at www.woodtruss.com/pubs/cart_intro.php; or place your order by phone at 608-274-4849, ext. 8.
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Title Annotation:Reference Watch; Wood Truss Council of America
Publication:Forest Products Journal
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jun 1, 2004
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