Articles and White Papers
By Dwaine Charbonneau, P.E.
Machine Stress Rating is a vital assessment for RedBuilt truss chord material, and has played an essential role in making the RedBuilt open-web truss a proven performer for more than fifty years.
By Mary M. Eun, PMP
Originally published in the Fall 2015 edition of Wood Design & Building, this article illustrates how open-web trusses allow for design creativity and the ability to create visually interesting roof systems.
By Ben Seely, P.E. and David Cortnik, EIT
Strut bracing prevents lateral buckling of the chord members until adequate stability is achieved by connection of the sheathing. RedBuilt provides this bracing with every job, at no additional cost.
By Wilson Antoniuk, P.E.
This white-paper will help you explore the "details" in light commercial roof construction.
By Dwaine Charbonneau, P.E. at RedBuiltTM
It may seem counter-intuitive, but a deeper depth open-web truss is often a more economical solution. Dwaine Charbonneau, corporate engineer at RedBuilt, explains why.
By Dave Schubert, P.E. and Dwaine Charbonneau, P.E.
This white-paper will increase your understanding of floor vibration and floor performance and the complexities involved with specifying a floor that performs predictably.