Product Comparison

Are you tired of the daily challenges you have to face? Don’t just spec like others and let’s cut to the chase! The open joist TRIFORCE® will allow you save time and money. It is that simple. Our open web design epitomizes our efforts in solving numerous onsite problems reported by builders and contractors: squeaky or bouncy floors that result in callbacks, fire-code compliance challenges, difficulties installing mechanical systems, tight deadlines and late shipments, costly shrinking and twisting joist to repair and improper drilling leading to structural problems. Now you have an alternative. TRIFORCE® Open Joist. Let’s compare with other EWP solutions in this section of the blog.

Our 5 Most Popular Blog Posts from 2020 Regarding Construction News and Trends

“We shape our buildings; thereafter, they shape us.” Winston Churchill We all know how challenging 2020 has been for everyone because of COVID-19’s massive impact it had on our industry. But once again, in spite of everything, our experts strove to bring you quality content and valuable information about technical challenges and new practices in construction, … 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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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. The engineered joists price can also differ greatly. 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 … 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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Engineered Floor Joists: Which Are Best For Your Application?

In North America residential construction, wood has long been a material of choice: abundant, readily available, flexible, and easily repairable, it is less expensive than steel and concrete, and is naturally an overwhelmingly popular material. For some 40 years now, engineers and builders have had the choice between using traditional lumber or engineered wood for … Continued

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Should I use a floor truss or TRIFORCE® open joist in my project?

While floor systems have evolved through time, the good ol’ floor truss is still around. Admittedly, it does have certain advantages. But how does it compare to the latest  generation of our floor solution: TRIFORCE® open joist? Floor truss characteristics Floor trusses are certainly a viable option for your floor structure. A floor truss consists … Continued

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TRIFORCE® and Plated Truss: They’re Both Open-Web, So What’s the Difference?

Open-web floor trusses with steel plate connections have been around since the 1950’s, celebrated for their strength and easy access for MEP installation. Developed near the end of the 1980’s, a new type of open-web truss from Open Joist made its debut in the engineered components world. It featured the innovation of finger-joined connections and … Continued

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TRIFORCE®: Cost Advantage over Plated Trusses

This is a good time to point out that steel-plate-connected floor truss lead times are stretching out longer and longer every day while TRIFORCE® made-to-stock joists ship within days.  But it’s an even better time to discuss another advantage enjoyed by TRIFORCE®…cost savings. Here’s why TRIFORCE® costs less…significantly less…than steel plated floor trusses. Steel Cost … Continued

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Should I use 2 x10, I-joist or open joist TRIFORCE®?

Need to choose between 2 x 10 and an engineered wood joist such as I-joist or open joist TRIFORCE® for your project? Well, first off, you need to know that engineered wood has a lot of advantages that can’t be ignored. Engineered wood revolutionized the residential building industry. Appearing almost 50 years ago, it brought … Continued

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How to get around a 6 to 8 week lead time for plated trusses

Spring is here and construction season is gearing back up. It looks like it will be a pretty productive season too. Builder confidence is higher than it has been in the past 12 years and new home sales are stronger than last year and seem to be trending upwards. This is a good time to … 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.