Barrette Structural Distribution offers a downloadable version of the TRIFORCE® Installation Guide accessible at any time on its website. Available in English, Spanish and French, the guide is designed to answer jobsite questions and is a natural complement to the
You’re a builder visiting your jobsite the day after the trades have finished their installations, and you immediately realize something is wrong. The brand new joists you carefully installed have been cut, drilled or otherwise mangled!Read more
Welcome To Your Worst Nightmare!Plumbers, electricians and HVAC contractors have...
We live in a world dominated by the need for “open” living spaces. New homes are designed for such and old homes are remodeled to remove walls. When we gather as family and friends, open concept design allows us to remain engaged at all times. Obviously,...Read more
A 1979 Oscar-nominated movie with the title “China Syndrome” starred Michael Douglas and Jane Fonda. The pair, acting as broadcast reporters, were filming a news story in a nuclear energy facility when they felt an unusual alarming vibration. Something was wrong. Real life builders and developers...Read more
Two years ago, a builder in Maine faced a daunting challenge. He had to build a large multi-use structure in a typically tight New England location and meet a very specific completion deadline. A developer in York...Read more
The fact that TRIFORCE® joists are assembled with “finger joints” was certainly breakthrough news in the world of engineered building components. But the breakthrough was about the application for joist manufacturing rather than the actual joinery process itself. Versions of finger-like joinery have been responsible...Read more