The open web design of our Continuous Truss frames offers construction cost savings through optimal material use and reduction of required building heights.
If your building plans include interior columns, our open web Continuous Truss (CT) frame offers economical construction along with the advantages of open web rafters. The open web design of the Continuous Truss frames holds down construction costs through optimal material use and reduction of required building heights. HVAC ducts, wiring, sprinkler systems and lighting can be incorporated “into” the trusses. Especially beneficial when daylighting is used, the open web rafter also provides for enhanced lighting dispersal for better interior visibility. Continuous Truss frames can be designed for center ridge, off-center or single slope. Roof pitch can be as low as 1/4:12. With Continuous Truss frames, virtually any width or eave height and interior clearance can be achieved. Continuous Truss primary structural frames allow efficient layout of interior space. Features such as pinned base design and relatively low horizontal reactions applied to the footing can also reduce foundation costs. Continuous Truss frames can also be used with other building materials including block, tilt-up, ordinary steel framing or even wood. This 55 KSI steel primary framing system consists of open web rafters supported on uniform depth sidewall and interior columns. Interior column spaces can reach 60’ or greater. Continuous Truss frames can be designed to accept any specified wind loads and crane loads. Any girt placement can be utilized, including flush-mount, inset or outset. Prior to any field finish coats of paint, a rust inhibitor primer is factory applied to the frame. Backed by industry leading warranty for material and workmanship. Architects specify our Continuous Truss frames because of the structural appearance and interior space flexibility. Builders appreciate the “erectabilty” of Continuous Truss because of the great fit and adaptability of the frames. Owners like the openspace, energy efficiency and low maintenance provided by our Continuous Truss building system.