Outstanding Design Flexibility
TrusSteel CFS trusses provide the same span capabilities and design flexibility as wood trusses. And, the pre-engineered system allows much greater flexibility than steel 'C' truss framing. As a result, you can design in familiar roof lines- pitched or flat, with hips, gables, gambrels, monoslopes, mansards, cantilevers, overhangs, scissors, floor trusses - and now even smoothly curved ARC™ trusses for curved roofs and barrel vaults. This design flexibility makes TrusSteel trusses ideal for almost any building type-new construction, retrofit, commercial, institutional, military, educational, industrial and municipal structures...
There is a wealth of information available to help you specify and design with TrusSteel. A guide specification, in CSI format, and standard details, in DXF and DWG formats, can assure that your specs and construction documents are accurate and complete. ICBO, NER and UL reports are available to assist you in making design decisions and in working with code officials. Local TrusSteel fabricators can aid you in making informed decisions about project designs and costs...
TrusSteel CFS trusses contribute to a safe built environment. They do not emit moisture or fumes during their life cycle. They are resistant to insect attack, and do not provide a medium for the growth of mold. And at least 38% of the steel used for TrusSteel framing is recycled steel. TrusSteel CFS trusses can help designers reach LEED status levels.
Noncombustible TrusSteel trusses provide integral, recognized fire resistance that does not fade with time. Click here for information on useful, cost-saving TrusSteel UL-listed roof and floor assemblies.
Assured Structural Performance
With over 40 years of experience in the truss industry, you can be assured that TrusSteel understands the structural performance of trusses. The powerful steelVIEW truss design software analyzes each truss individually using the latest industry standards, guided by the new ANSI/AISI/COFS/TRUSS 2007 - Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing - Truss Design. Finally, each truss design is reviewed and sealed by a TrusSteel Professional Engineer.
TrusSteel CFS trusses are built in a shop environment with experienced fabrication personnel. The TrusSteel Division endorses industry truss shop quality control standards as developed by the Structural Building Component Association Cold-Formed Steel Council.
Since TrusSteel CFS trusses are the stiffest trusses in the industry, less permanent bracing is typically required in the truss system. This feature, combined with excellent performance at 4 FT on-center spacings or greater, can reduce the cost of the installed truss system through reduced labor costs, materials and project duration. Property insurance premium discounts may provide long-term savings...
TrusSteel supports the largest network of independent CFS truss fabricators in the industry. This nationwide network assures that TrusSteel trusses are available for your projects in every region of the United States. Click here to find a list of TrusSteel Authorized Fabricators.
ITW TrusSteel, is proud to be an AIA-CES Passport-level provider.