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This blog is the ongoing story of open joist TRIFORCE® and we'd like to invite you to be a part of it!
The TRIFORCE® blog is all about sharing our passion for building, either through our bloggers’ opinions on the market or on technical matters related to wood building. Through these articles, case studies and stories, we hope you'll learn more about the open joist TRIFORCE®.
The TRIFORCE® blog is a forum for ideas and opinions and, by all means, we invite you to share your experiences in the response section. If the blog inspires you to seek actual technical advice suited to your circumstances, please don't hesitate to reach out to us for a more in-depth conversation. We'll be happy to help.
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.
BUILDERS, TO FINISH OR NOT TO FINISH THE BASEMENT? When buying a home or especially when building a new home, it’s never too early to consider the possibility and/or options of someday finishing the basement. Below we’ll attempt to provide information to help with this decision. New... When buying a home or especially when building a new home, it’s never too early to consider the possibility and/or options of someday finishing the basement. Below we’ll attempt to provide information to help with this decision. New... Read more
STAY IN THE RACE WITH TRIFORCE®: COST-EFFECTIVE, LIGHT AND SAFE. We all know the pace of business is speeding up and our goal is often to check something off our to-do lists because time is money and delay can be really pricy. There is a cost to added time and the cost of that delay... Read more
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... Read more
Advantages for builders to install strongbacks in an open web floor system Considering strongbacks when specifying floor systems can help to satisfy end-users who carry heightened perceptions and expectations of how a floor should perform. Even though strongbacks are not required in U.S. applications, they improve performance more effectively than other type of bridging and are recommended... Read more