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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 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.

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.


Finding Specialized Tradespeople

In a recent national survey by the Associated General Contractors of America, fully 86% of construction firms questioned are having trouble filling salaried and/or hourly positions. Specialized tradespeople held the top positions needing to be filled: Carpenters, at 73%, Sheet metal installers...
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Meet our bloggers!

At Barrette Structural Distribution, we are a team. All of our team members working on the Open Joist TRIFORCE are committed and passionate people. Our four bloggers are here to share their passion and explain what they do, what they’ve learned and what makes their...

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Welcome to the Open Joist TRIFORCE blog!

We’re very proud to introduce you to our brand new blog about the Open Joist TRIFORCE.

After decades of experience in construction, doing our best to satisfy our clients’ needs and expectations, we’ve learned a lot about the industry. We’ve learned to innovate and push boundaries...
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