An article about truss. In architecture and structural engineering, a truss is a structure comprising one or more triangular units constructed with straight members whose ends are connected at joints referred to as nodes. External forces and reactions to those forces are considered to act only at the nodes and result in forces in the members which are either tensile or compressive forces.
An article about the different types of trusses. Trusses revolutionized construction by radically increasing the distances between upright supports for the roofs of buildings, and the decks of bridges. Trusses also create the amazing strength found in the infrastructure of cranes and high rise buildings. The top and bottom structural components of trusses are called chords, while the upright and angled members between chords are called the truss web.
31-page presentation about a review on building construction, Truss systems, and how they apply to fire conditions and operations. Requires Powerpoint viewer.
4-page PDF document about the facts on the fire performance of wood trusses. Thoughts of the two primary authors and lecturers that the Fire Service relies on for building construction training - retired New York Fire Chief Vincent Dunn and Mr. Frank Brannigan, can be distilled into a handful of claims that the fire protection industry believes to be true about trusses. These documents includes the facts on the fire performance of trusses