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porschedude996T 10-27-2007 10:59 AM

Engineered Truss Design and Cost
 
Hello,

I need some help on design and cost estimating on trusses for a workshop.

I plan to build a 30' x 40' shop with the trusses spanning the 30' on 24" centers and a 1' overhang from the walls. There would need to be three types of trusses. End trusses, Overhead storage trusses (8' each end), and scissor trusses for the center 24'. How can I figure out the design of these? Anyone have a guess on the cost delivered on the walls?

Thanks for the inputs, Keith

joasis 10-27-2007 09:56 PM

The simple answer is do it like we do, call the lumber yard or a truss manufacturer and tall them what you want, and where you are, and they will quote them for you. There are a lot of considerations with truss design...live load, dead load, attic storage and loading, etc, etc.....

porschedude996T 10-28-2007 10:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joasis (Post 70256)
The simple answer is do it like we do, call the lumber yard or a truss manufacturer and tall them what you want, and where you are, and they will quote them for you. There are a lot of considerations with truss design...live load, dead load, attic storage and loading, etc, etc.....

Great, I will do just that. My plans are pretty together and that should make it easy for them.

Thanks, Keith

RemodelMan 10-28-2007 12:17 PM

Consider an engineer
 
You might also want to hire an engineer if your plans are outside of the ordinary design formulas. A competent engineer will also make suggestions as to how you can refigure your plans to save $, increaese headroom or spans by substituting materials and or dimensions of beams, trusses, footings etc


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