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Truss Bracing - How to Convince Builder
I'm currently bidding trusses on a large church job. It's a rather large building, with a ton of 60' piggyback trusses on it.
Unfortunately I've been involved in a few cases of buildings like this where a large series of trusses were not braced well when they were set, and they eventually fell over. So when I see jobs like this one I'm always a little leery.
I'm not really worried about liability. We notify builders that they need to brace the trusses adequately and send out bracing instructions with the trusses. I just don't want to see anyone get hurt.
So what I'm wondering about is : How do you convince GCs to take bracing seriously?
It seems like when I talk to guys about bracing they get defensive. I get stuff like: "We've set trusses before - We know what we're doing". It's like I'm insulting them, or like they think that I'm calling them stupid.
I want them to take the bracing seriously in order to protect their guys and save them TONS of wasted time and money. But I'm not sure how to get it across to them.
Any thoughts would be appreciated...
Why do they call it "Oriental Strand Board"???