A truss is a structural frame based on the geometric rigidity of the triangle and composed of straight members subject only to longitudinal compression, tension, or both, which functions as a beam or cantilever, typically used in multiples to support bridges, roofs, etc. When these pieces are lifted into place (typically with the help of a crane) on top of a house, for instance, it’s called “swinging trusses.”
By the time we could get to our site today, these trusses had been swung! The work was well underway reinforcing all the joints and making sure the interconnections of all of these pieces are geometrically sound and tightly fastened. Wow, it’s looking great!
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