"We are proud to have participated in the development of this important document relating to the cold-formed steel truss industry: ANSI / AISI / COFS / Truss 2007 Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing - Truss Design. This ANSI-approved Standard is published by the Committee on Framing Standards (COFS) of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI). This Standard outlines important truss design issues that have plagued the truss industry for years, such as design responsibilities, proper truss design, truss quality issues, truss installation, truss bracing, and truss test methods. First published in 2004, this standard has just been updated to the 2007 revision.
If you are an industry professional you need to obtain a copy of this Standard from the AISI and read it thoroughly to see where your responsibility lies within this changing industry.
TrusSteel products and services are in compliance with the rules of the new Standard, and have been in compliance even before the release of the Standard. Also, TrusSteel associates have been, and will continue to be, instrumental in the initial development and continuing evolution of this Standard.
We expect that this new Standard will answer many of the questions our industry has faced from the design and building communities, and that it will increase the design quality and overall market acceptance of cold-formed steel truss products."
Bill Babich, Director of Engineering