Jobsite Applications

TRIFORCE® makes your work on the jobsite easier. It offers many features that can help you get your jobs done quicker, reduce overall construction costs and make it easy for your framers to use. Learn all about the TRIFORCE® features and benefits in this section of the blog.

DO YOU GET THE SERVICE AND PRODUCT QUALITY YOU DESERVE?

As your time becomes more valuable, you must trust that component manufactures will be there for you with quick and accurate solutions.  Timely communication with clear and precise answers is what you deserve and what you should expect.  A loss of time is a loss of money! Free Access to Experts! Barrette Structural Distribution, Inc. … Continued

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STAY IN THE RACE WITH TRIFORCE®: COST-EFFECTIVE, LIGHT AND SAFE.

We all know the pace of business is speeding up and our goal is often to check something off our to-do lists because time is money and delay can be really pricy. There is a cost to added time and the cost of that delay can easily exceed the savings from low-cost products. All-wood Finger-joined … Continued

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WHY IS TRIFORCE® ADVANTAGEOUS OVER ANY REGULAR WOOD I-JOIST?

You probably already know you can have access really rapidly to the TRIFORCE® because it is always in stock. But what makes it so different from other regular wood I-joists? The mix of an open web design and trimmable end First, let’s discover how the TRIFORCE®’s open web design can help you lower your costs.TRIFORCE® … Continued

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How Light Commercial Builders Benefit From TRIFORCE® Impressive Features.

In recent blog articles, we could observe many builders using and recommending TRIFORCE® joists for single-family residential construction and multi-family projects. Well there is a third category of buildings where TRIFORCE® has proven to be very successful: light commercial construction. Successful floor systems for commercial applications Whether it is for a restaurant, a bank, a … Continued

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Can An Open Web Joist Fill the Bill for Multi-family Floor Assemblies?

Can an open web joist that is a rising star in residential floor framing fill the bill for Multi-Family floor assemblies? The answer to our question is a BIG YES! TRIFORCE® open joist will meet or surpass your floor framing requirements of Multi-Family housing. It will provide you with a solid feeling floor system, fire … Continued

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A Value-Engineered Next-Generation Open Joist that saves you time and money

When you compare several popular floor framing options, you will learn that each has its own strengths and weaknesses. Let’s first take a closer look at the pros and cons of Steel-Plated Trusses, I-Joists, and Dimensional Lumber. We will then introduce you to TRIFORCE®. Spoiler alert, one of these floor framing options can save you … Continued

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Leading the way

Builders have guts. They have the courage to assemble products and build homes from scratch with their own hands. They are visionaries who transform empty lots into beautiful and exciting living spaces. They do this in the face of adversity, tight budgets, short deadlines, workforce shortages, and countless other challenges playing against the timely completion … Continued

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Does an open web floor joist require rim board?

TRIFORCE® experts are regularly invited as speakers for continuing education webinars. One participant recently asked if open web floor joists still require rim board. I thought that was an interesting question because once you understand everything rim board does, you adopt it. Rim board: An essential part of an engineered wood floor system Rim board … Continued

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Cantilevers: Best practices with open-joist construction

Used for centuries in many different ways, cantilevers as a construction device were first recognized in 19th Century bridge designs.  But they gained significant notice in architectural use when Frank Lloyd Wright unveiled his iconic “Fallingwater” commissioned residence.  There the cantilever was not just a structural means to an end but also a dramatic design … Continued

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The Interesting World of Joist Repairs and Proper Strongback Installation

1) Joist Repair Needed Recently, a TRIFORCE® representative was called to a construction site because the GC had discovered a cracked bottom chord on one of the installed TRIFORCE® joists (see photo above). The cause of the damage was a mystery and no one was taking responsibility. What could have happened? First… we know what … 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.