Katherine Masse

Say goodbye to drilling holes in joist, thanks to TRIFORCE® open joist

Discover in this blog why it’s so inefficient to cut holes in an I-joist, and why cutting into an open web joist involves structural risks. This practice is very disadvantageous, as it can lead to a weakening of the joist’s load-bearing capacity. Let’s see how this can be avoided. A well-built house relies on the … Continued

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Three practical installations of engineered wood floor joist structures

Let’s take a look at some TRIFORCE® projects with illustrations. See how to properly fasten your TRIFORCE® joists with hangers. We are going to examine some real-life cases of engineered wood floor joist structures. Take a closer look at the joists installation and other details that help you visualize how the floor is supported. These … Continued

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The positive impact of TRIFORCE® open joist

Thanks to its innovative design and eco-friendly materials, TRIFORCE® is revolutionizing the construction industry, find out how in this blog. Plus, learn how this open web joist speeds up work and improves a building’s structure and durability. If we pay attention to the issues facing the construction sector this year, we can quickly identify several: … Continued

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6 FAQ’s about TRIFORCE® joists

Thank you for taking the time to send us your requests and questions, it’s very valuable to us, and it is a pleasure to be able to answer or help you out. Throughout the year, the TRIFORCE® technical team does its utmost to respond quickly and appropriately to your immediate needs or questions. We have … Continued

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Wishing You A Wonderful Year in 2024!

We can’t thank you enough for all of your support this year. From our entire team, we want to wish you a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year! Also, we want to share a sincere thank you for being a part of all of our monthly TRIFORCE® blog posts. We’re so excited to head into … Continued

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There are many advantages for a Truss shop and TRIFORCE® partnership!

For some time now, truss shops have turned to TRIFORCE® open joist for their floor system because they realize the many benefits of these open web joists. These shops build their own plated floor trusses however, partnering with TRIFORCE® has allowed them to save time and money, resulting in additional sales. Some or all joist-dedicated … Continued

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TRIFORCE®’s finger-glued connections: discover all the advantages

Open joist TRIFORCE® and plated trusses are both open-web but in fact, there are several differences. These two engineered wood floor joists have many characteristics that distinguish them from one another. Let’s review the positive impact of using TRIFORCE®, a finger-jointed joist, in lieu of plated floor trusses: Fire-resistance Ecologic Less expensive No delays No … Continued

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TRIFORCE® IS A HELPING HAND IN AIR DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM INSTALLATION

Most residential and commercial buildings are equipped with an air distribution system. It’s an important component of any HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system. Its primary function is to distribute conditioned air throughout a building or space, ensuring that the air is evenly distributed and that the temperature and humidity levels are consistent. Open … Continued

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Exploring the principles of cantilever structures in an open joist floor system

Have you ever heard of a cantilevered extension? If you work in the construction industry, you probably have an idea of what it refers to. Cantilevers are commonly used to extend the length of a floor system beyond the supporting wall or beam. It can be a simple balcony, or an entire room suspended on … Continued

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Much more than just a joist, Open joist TRIFORCE® is a complete floor system

It may be common thinking to describe a floor only as a series of joists with secure floor sheathing on top of them. But, for it to be an effective floor system, there’s more to it than that. At TRIFORCE®, we aim to create floor systems that surpass industry standards, providing strength, durability, and comfort.  … Continued

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*Note/mention: The designer and/or general contractor of the project or building must ensure the accuracy of the technical information discussed in this blog over the years and always rely on the most up-to-date product’s requirements, specifications and installation guidelines available online on this website, and the applicable codes and standards.