I’m guessing you keep hearing more and more about the TRIFORCE® open joist lately. Or you might even be already using it in your own projects. Builders and contractors are indeed showing an ever-increasing interest in our floor solution because it helps them face particular challenges and situations.
Meanwhile, our team maintains an active presence in tradeshows and industry events throughout the country. From September 11 to 13, we will be exhibiting at the 21st Century Building Expo & Conference in Charlotte, and here’s a sneak peek at what you’ll find at booth #424.
All-wood and resolutely modern
The TRIFORCE® is made entirely of wood, without any metal plates. This makes it lightweight and easy to carry around the jobsite by a single worker. I believe this stands out as a major benefit, as it enables builders to complete their projects on time, even amidst the labor shortage they face nowadays.
Made to stock in a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant
Another feature that they appreciate is the adjustability of the TRIFORCE®. We designed it on purpose with a trimmable end. This lets workers cut the TRIFORCE® to a particular length or adjust to unexpected situations. They can achieve this rapidly on the jobsite without slowing down the project. Plus, the open joists are always in stock instead of being made-to-order. This means builders can order and receive additional joists in a timely manner, whenever they need them.
Besides, the TRIFORCE® open joists shipped onsite are highly reliable. Robots in a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant assemble them. They are also individually tested so builders can install them with Peace of mind underfoot.
Above and beyond the standards
People across the construction industry are increasingly concerned with the fire resistance of their floor systems. Here as well, the TRIFORCE® open joist clearly stands out.
In fact, TRIFORCE® complies with sections R501.3 (2012) and R302.13 (2015) of the International Residential Code as a fire-rated solution for unfinished wood floors/ceilings. TRIFORCE® testing was conducted by an independent laboratory and evaluated by Uniform ES [PDF], a respected evaluation service accredited by both the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and Standards Council of Canada (SCC).
In layman’s terms, our open joist shows a fire resistance equivalent to or greater than that of 2×10 dimensional lumber. This means builders can incorporate the TRIFORCE® in their residential, multi-family, and commercial projects, without the need for costly additions like drywall ceilings or sprinkler systems.
So what’s the next step?
If you’re in the area, I strongly encourage you to visit us at the 21st Century Building Expo & Conference. Our team will be at booth #424, ready to answer your questions and show you how the TRIFORCE® open joist can help you save time and money, while delivering high quality projects to your clients.
I hope to hear from you soon!