Market Trends

TRIFORCE® will keep you updated on current market trends in the building industry including construction, design, and code updates. We are also eager to share all-kind of useful information related to floor systems.

Environmentally Conscious Design & Manufacturing

The open joist TRIFORCE® relies on more than 35 years of expertise, being rooted to the well-known Open Joist 2000® as its predecessor. It represents the synthesis of all the features and benefits of all types of joists combined. Manufactured in an ultra-sophisticated facility with a 100% robotic production, TRIFORCE® open joist results in an … Continued

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TRIFORCE®, as green as the raw material that it is made from: Wood!

Did you know that wood is the most sustainable, natural and renewable building material available in North America? Wood represents a building material that can assist in the fight against climate change caused by greenhouse gases. It is renewable, recyclable, reusable, and organic. It also cleans the air, cleans water, provides oxygen, and is biodegradable. … Continued

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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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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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Wood is a modern, high-tech building material

Despite being used for millennia as a building material, wood now proves to be more relevant than ever to meet the challenges of today’s construction industry. But why is that so? Why would builders choose to integrate wood in their constructions? I can think of many reasons, from the sustainability of wood to its better … Continued

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Top 5 Criteria of New Homebuyers

Times change, and so does our industry. We must adapt to new requirements, stricter legislation, and evolving trends. The new house market illustrates this eloquently. Buyers have specific criteria in mind when making their choice. Consequently, new building methods and materials are essential to address this new reality. Now, other than the neighborhood and the … Continued

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TRIFORCE® and Wood I Joists: How Do They Compare?

A hallmark of engineered joists is their use of geometry to maximize structural capacity. The two most common geometric shapes configuring successful engineered floor framing components are the triangle and the “I”. History sings praises of the “I” shape. It recognizes the strength it gave to rails carrying transcontinental trains that unified young nations and … Continued

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TRIFORCE® answers modern construction challenges

The construction industry is constantly evolving and facing new challenges. One of these challenges, however, proves to be increasingly disrupting for builders and contractors. I’m talking about the shortage of skilled labor in the industry. The job onsite involves various trades collaborating towards the completion of a project. Many of these are highly skilled and … Continued

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Passive House: building sustainably with TRIFORCE® floor systems

The Passive House movement is becoming a growing trend in the construction industry. Indeed, the idea of building the most energy efficient house has finally become a reality, and the movement is increasingly inspiring builders to improve their projects. The Passive House concept has achieved a certain notoriety in Europe. It actually comes from Germany, … 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.