FORGET dimensional lumber.

MEET THE OPEN JOIST TRIFORCE®

Builders, we are aware of the challenges you have to face on a daily basis. Labor shortageout-of-stock componentstight deadlines, and other unexpected delays working against the timely completion of your projects. Discover why TRIFORCE® open joist is the best choice over dimensional lumber.

DIMENSIONAL LUMBER VS THE OPEN JOIST TRIFORCE®

Dimensional lumber floor system

DIMENSIONAL LUMBER

 

  • Trimmable on site.
    Both dimensional lumber and TRIFORCE® are adjustable on site. This is a major advantage when faced with inconsistent distances between bearing points. Corrections to the joist length don’t require an engineer’s approval are made immediately.

  • Labor costs.
    I Joist need to be drilled for mechanical installations (HVAC, electrical, plumbing, etc), that means time and effort.

  • Ease of use
    Dimensional lumber is fairly straightforward and requires less technical knowledge to work with.

  • Floor trusses are expensive.
    Unless there is a good reason for your project to have floor trusses (unusually long spans or heavy load requirements), it would be much more cost-effective to go with TRIFORCE®.
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TRIFORCE® OPEN JOIST 

 

  • Trimmable on site.
    Both dimensional lumber and TRIFORCE® are adjustable on site. This is a major advantage when faced with inconsistent distances between bearing points. Corrections to the joist length don’t require an engineer’s approval are made immediately.

  • Open web design.
    TRIFORCE® offers easy access for MEP installation, presenting an opportunity for labor and materials savings.

  • Lightweight.
    Thanks to its lightness and strength, pound per pound, TRIFORCE® can provide more structure for less material than dimensional lumber. It's also easier to handle during installation.

  • Individually tested.
    Passing the test helps ensure that only proven joists are shipped to a job site. You can install TRIFORCE® with confidence. Builders and developers can offer a floor system whose performance is backed by a lifetime warranty.

  • Cost effective.
    When it comes to building floor structures, engineered wood provides superior strength, stability, and reliability as well as stable pricing. If you’ve never used TRIFORCE® before, you’ll find its learning curve is short too.

TRIFORCE® COMBINES THE BEST OF WOOD-I & FLOOR TRUSSES

TRIFORCE is always in stock

Always in stock

The TRIFORCE® open joist is readily available from your local lumberyard, in different depths and lenghts to fit your needs. No more delays waiting for custom orders.

TRIFORCE is trimmable and can be adjusted on site

Trimmable on site

Because there’s always an inch to shave off here and there, the TRIFORCE® offers an adjustable end so you don’t have to reorder custom-lengths.

Open web design of TRIFORCE makes it easy to run utilities

Open web design

Stop cutting holes or your fingers!
The TRIFORCE® open joist has no metal plates and makes running utilities faster and easier.
Save on labor.

NOT CONVINCED YET?
READ OUR CASE STUDY.

A prefab home manufacturer’s quest for the ultimate floor joist leads it to TRIFORCE®

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WE'RE BIASED.
READ WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT TRIFORCE®

Your innovative open joists are a good example of never taking-for-granted, the down side of certain building products, just because everybody else uses them.

TRIFORCE is probably the best example of what can be accomplished if we ask ourselves, “why do I continue to choose what everybody else specifies, without considering the extra work + cost that product generates?”.

Mike Carson

Mike Carson Construction, Inc – Louisiana

4.8/5

SEE HOW TRIFORCE® COMPARES WITH OTHER PRODUCTS

DIMENSIONAL LUMBER

WOOD I-JOIST

FLOOR TRUSS