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Building Component Safety Information Book (BCSI), 2018 Updated 2020


Guide to Good Practice for Handling, Installing, Restraining & Bracing of Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses, 2018 Updated March 2020

This version of BCSI is the standard 8.5" by 11" size, coil-bound and three-hole punched.

Produced by the Truss Plate Institute(link is external) (TPI) and SBCA, BCSI is the truss industrys guide for job site safety and truss performance. This 8.5" x 11" edition (3-hole punched and spiral bound) includes the most current information regarding the handling, installation, restraining and bracing of metal plate connected wood trusses.

This edition provides updated guidance to framing crews on how to assess fall hazards while installing trusses on residential construction jobsites and highlights additional fall protection requirements under OSHA’s new standards.

BCSI also includes information and guidance pertaining to diagonal bracing for web members with two rows of lateral restraint, as well as permanent lateral restraint and diagonal bracing guidance for trusses spaced wider than 2 o.c.


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