Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses

Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses – From Design to Fabrication

We were recently invited to go on a tour of Trussworks, LLC plant in Caldwell, Texas. Seeing the fabrication process and speaking with the truss design manager, Timothy McPeck and general manager, Justin Groom was a great learning experience. Blending the metal-plate connected wood trusses into the structural frame can provide an economical and safe solution for any project of Type III or V construction, however it requires the structural engineer-of-record and architect to have a solid understanding of the capabilities and limitations, this tour certainly put Dudley Engineering LLC a step ahead.

We have completed multiple projects with Trussworks and have found them to be a great partner is helping deliver successful projects.

Wood trusses are common in Multi-Family and light Commerical projects. They have the capability to span large distances while still leaving room for MEP which avoids the need for a drop ceiling.

Floor Truss Assembly Line
Roof Truss Assembly Line

Floor Truss Jig
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