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.
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 Read more
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...
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!
Welcome To Your Worst Nightmare!
Plumbers, electricians and HVAC contractors have...
Today’s housing market offers an ever-increasing variety of construction materials. From the more traditional lumber that we’ve been using for centuries, the industry moved to more efficient solutions.
The I-joists and plated trusses appeared in the late 60’s and early 70’s to challenge widespread methods...
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.
Barrette Structural Distribution wants to make it supremely convenient and easy to use TRIFORCE® open joists. So, they’ve developed ANALYZER, a user-friendly software that enables TRIFORCE® suppliers and users to control their own floor joist design process.