Guide to Good Practice for Handling, Installing, Restraining & Bracing of Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses
The latest edition of BCSI (2013 edition updated March 2015) includes updated references to the 2014 edition of TPI 1, the 2015 International Building Code (IBC) and 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), and the most current editions of the OSHA Fall Protection standards. BCSI consists of ten chapters that contain the most current information regarding the handling, installing, restraining and bracing of metal plate connected wood trusses. A version of BCSI is also available for Canada and for cold-formed steel components (CFSBCSI).
This version of BCSI is the standard 8.5" by 11" size, coil-bound and three-hole punched.
Produced by the Truss Plate Institute(link is external) (TPI) and SBCA, BCSI is the truss industry's guide for jobsite safety and truss performance. This 8.5" x 11" edition (3-hole punched and spiral bound) includes the most current information regarding the handling, installation, restraining and bracing of metal plate connected wood trusses.
This edition provides updated guidance to framing crews on how to assess fall hazards while installing trusses on residential construction jobsites and highlights additional fall protection requirements under OSHA’s new standards.
BCSI also includes information and guidance pertaining to diagonal bracing for web members with two rows of lateral restraint, as well as permanent lateral restraint and diagonal bracing guidance for trusses spaced wider than 2' o.c.BCSIED2-D
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