The materials listed below provide a good resource library for the design and use of wood trusses. Please contact the publisher/group directly for further information.

Alpine Engineered Products, Inc. 305/781-3333

PO.Box 2225 Pompano Beach, Fl 33061


• System 42 With Tension W4bs

•Good Connections Magazine

FR—Systems Fire Resistance Rated Assemblies

• Quick Reference-Fire Rated Assemblies

American Forest & Paper Association (AFPA)

1111 19th St. NW #700

Washington, DC 20036


• National Design Specification for Wood Construction (NDS)

• Wood Frame Construction Manuel

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

11 West 47th Street

New York, NY 10036


• See TPI

APA – The Engineered Wood Association

119 A Street

Tacoma, WA 98401


•Use of Rated Sheathing in Roofs and Floors

• Fire Rated Systems

•Diaphragm Design

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

 345 East 47th Street

 New York, NY 10017

Minimum Design Loads for Buildings  And Other Structure ASCE7

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

1916 Rice Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103

• Test Methods for Fire Tests for Building Construction and Materials, E—1 19

Building Officials and Code

Administrators International, Inc. (BOCA)

4051 W Flossmoor Road

 Country Club Hills, IL 60478


• The BCA National Building Code

Council of American Building Officials (CABO) 703/931-4533

5203 Leesburg Pike, Suite 798

Falls Church, VA 22041


• One and Two Family Dwelling Code

Forest Products Laboratory

U.S. Department of Agriculture

One Gifford Pinchot Drive • Madison, WI 53705

• Wood Handbook: Wood as an Engineered Material

Gypsum Association

810 First St. NB, #510

 Washington, DC 20002

•Fire Resistance Design Manual, GA-600

International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO)

5360 5. Workman Mill Rd

Whittier, CA 90601


• Uniform Building Code

• Uniform Fire Code

Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA)

P0. Box 641700

Kenner, LA 70064


• Southern Pine Maximum Spans for Joists and Rafters

• Southern Pine Use Guide

Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc. (SBCCI)

900 Montclair Road

Birmingham, AL 35213-1206


• Standard Building Code

• Wind Design Standard, SSTD 10-93

Truss Plate Institute (TPI)

583 D’Onofrio Drive, Suite 200

Madison, WI 53719


• National Design Standard for Metal Plate Connected Wood Truss Construction, ANSI/TP1 1-1995

• Standard for Testing Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses, ANSI/TPI 2-1995

• Recommended Design Specification for Temporary Bracing of MPC Wood Trusses. DSB-89

• Handling, Installation and Bracing Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses. HIB—91

Western Wood Products Association (WWPA)

533 SW Fifth Ave.

Portland, OR 97204


• Western Lumber Product Use Manual

Wood Truss Council of America

One WTCA Center

6425 Normandy Ln.

Madison, WI 53719-1133


• Metal Plate Connected Wood Truss Handbook

• Job—Site Bracing Poster

• Standard Responsibilities in the Design Process Involving Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses WTCA 1-2 995