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Parallel-Chord Floor Trusses

Strong and efficient, floor trusses may someday replace wood joists as the builder's favorite floor frame

An engineer delves into the benefits of parallel-chord floor trusses, an engineered component consisting of two chords of dimensional lumber separated by an open wood or metal web. Other options, such as wood I-joists, are also available today, but this article offers a thorough discussion of a building component that still has some advantages.

Parallel-Chord Floor Trusses
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