A new generation of shear wall elements, Smart Components are cutting-edge, pre-fabricated trussed frames and panels engineered to resist any type of lateral force applied to a building. Smart Components utilizes the integration of traditional truss construction and new proprietary technology.
Smart Components are manufactured using typical dimension lumber, metal connector plates and patented concentric hold-down connectors developed by TRUSSED, Inc. Serving as a key load-transfer mechanism for the building, each Smart Component is designed to meet critical load resistance needs.
Smart Components unique wall segments are customized to meet specific customer applications and provide architects and engineers with a substantial increase in design and window/door opening flexibility.
Wall lumber can be optimized with studs designed at the optimum spacing for the applied roof and floor truss loads. Generally, less lumber is required.
Placement plans can be generated, picking up all bearing locations and showing correct locations, for easy setting. Wall panels are marked accordingly.
High quality material is used throughout. Walls are square. Proper nailing patterns are used. Studs and headers are designed to support applied loads. Sheathing can be applied in the factory, saving time in the field.
Floor trusses can be manufactured in long spans, reducing or eliminating the need for intermediate bearing walls, beams, columns, or footings. The open webs allow for easy passage of ducts, plumbing, and electrical wires within the system. No cutting of webs is required and you don’t need to fur down to hide mechanicals.
Special bearing, cantilever and balcony details are easily built in. Stiffness can be designed into the floor truss, creating a more solid floor.
Labor costs for mechanical contractors are lower. The 3.5-inch width allows for quick gluing and accurate nailing or screwing. Cold air returns can be eliminated by using the open web system as a plenum for air distribution.
Complex roof and ceiling profiles are easy to design with today’s software. Hip and valley roof systems are much easier to build using trusses than with the conventional framing.
Trusses can be used with a variety of on-center spacings, to optimize strength and lumber resources. Long clear spans are easy to create, reducing or eliminating the need for interior bearing walls, beams, and columns. Structures are dried in more quickly, saving time and avoiding weather-related delays.
Your imagination is the only limit when you design with trusses.