Lightweight trusses bear up better than conventional roofs

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TypeArticle
Journal titleNational Builder
Volume8
Issue11
Pages3840, 51
SubjectRoofing; Roofs
AbstractBuilders have long appreciated the advantages of truss roof construction, but found it too expensive to meet accepted standards. Now, scientific tests by the Division of Building Research find lightweight nailed W-trusses stronger than the strongest conventional roofs and make possible CMHC acceptance of much more economical types of trusses.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
IdentifierDBR-RP-88
NRC number5481
3713
NPARC number20375567
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Record created2012-07-23
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