Is quality control important in the construction industry? Let’s put it this way: The end user lives or works inside the finished product. They can’t just return it to the lumberyard if something is wrong. Quality is the best policy.
With that in mind, let’s have a look at the commitment to quality that goes into the open joist Triforce.
First off, we build our open joists according to ASTMD5055, the latest product specific standard. This standard includes evaluation of joist capacities for shear, reaction, moment and stiffness.
We manufacture TRIFORCE® in Canada. We sell it in both the U.S. and Canada. It, therefore, has to be certified by the qualified agencies. These include the US ICC-ES (ESR-2999), and the Canadian CCMC (CCMC-13474-R).
We value Inspection very highly. A qualified third party conducts random visits to the mill (12 a year), to ensure production is conducted according to the quality control Manual, which goes through regular revisions every year. There is also a quality controller on every single production shift. Indeed, nothing about this product is left to chance.
Quality control that helps us exceed standards
As a matter of fact, the quality control system in place for the open joist Triforce’s construction allows it to easily exceed several aspects of the above-mentioned standards.
For example, every single open joist TRIFORCE® is tested individually for product strength. No exceptions. We discard units that don’t pass the test so only proven joists make it to the jobsite. It’s as simple as that.
We are also able to achieve an unprecedented level of product accuracy. This is in part thanks to an entirely automated manufacturing facility.
Clearly, quality control of this level has nothing to do with an occasional sampling. Rather, it is an integral part of the manufacturing process. That’s the way we approach quality manufacturing. In an industry as demanding as ours, we think our customers would agree.