Need to know how to read a truss drawing? Each section of a typical Alpine component drawing is explained in detail.
We learned a few lessons from Hurricane Andrew. Charlie Hoover, P.E. explains the hurricane and the effects of wind.
View selected roof truss span tables here (PDF 1 MB).
View selected floor truss span tables here (PDF 1 MB).
Everything you need to know about truss terminology is explained here.
Find out more information on designing for wind – By Bruce Feldmann, P.E. – Earth City Engineer.
“How-to” instructions for the use of the ADH Documentation and the glossary terms are presented here.
This documentation identifies the information provided on shopdrawings.
Technical Articles Archive
MOMENT RESISTANCE: Why Bigger Plates Are a Good Thing
Ceiling Floor Partitions
The Pros and Cons of Camber
To Bear or Not To Bear
Wood Truss Information
A/E Suggested Specs for Wood Trusses
Considerations in Specifying a Connection for Horizontal Movement
Consideration in the Selection and Specification of a Commercially Produced Hanger for Truss to Truss Connections
Designing to Reduce Floor Vibrations in Wood Floors
Movement in Wood Structures
Special Loads on Trusses: Folding Partitions
Why Specify Our Wood Truss Component Systems?