Engineered Wood Joists - Blog

This blog is the ongoing story of open joist TRIFORCE® and we'd like to invite you to be a part of it!

The TRIFORCE® blog is all about sharing our passion for building, either through our bloggers’ opinions on the market or on technical matters related to wood building. Through these articles, case studies and stories, we hope you'll learn more about the open joist TRIFORCE®. The blog isn't just about technical details and how TRIFORCE® can be the right flooring solution for you. It's about the people who build it and the people who use it. We truly believe in what we do, and to us, TRIFORCE® is much more than just an engineered wood flooring system. Behind it, there are commitments, beliefs, and stories to be told.

The TRIFORCE® blog is a forum for ideas and opinions and, by all means, we invite you to share your experiences in the response section. If the blog inspires you to seek actual technical advice suited to your circumstances, please don't hesitate to reach out to us for a more in-depth conversation. We'll be happy to help.


Getting Connected

It’s not enough to simply specify the right components for a building project.  An architect, engineer or designer must also specify how those components should be installed… how the pieces connect to one another.  Sometimes a simple fastener schedule is adequate when wood-to-wood connections are...
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Above & Beyond: Individual Joist Testing

Open Joist TRIFORCE® stands out among engineered floor joists because every joist is tested before it leaves Barrette’s state-of-the-art factory.  Only Open Joist products are put through such a testing process. Passing the test helps ensure that only proven joists are shipped to a job site....
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