What is the range of loads Smart Components can resist?

Standard designed Smart Components can resist up to 12,000 lbs. of lateral load.
Custom Smart Components have been designed and installed to resist over 50,000 lbs.

How can I start designing with Smart Components?

Standard Smart Components designs are available for portal truss frames and truss panels with various applied lateral and uniform loads. Custom design options are available as well. There are also substitute Smart Components for proprietary shear panel manufactured products; contact TRUSSED, Inc. or your local licensed Smart Component manufacturer for direct substitution recommendations.

What information is needed from the EOR to design Smart Components?

To optimize design, minimize cost and fully utilize the benefits of Smart Components, the EOR needs to provide lateral load demands (seismic & wind) and vertical live and dead load demands (uniform and concentrated) and the locations of all applied loads. Floor to floor heights, top of plate heights, sizes of openings and widths of available wall space should come from the plans.

Can Smart Components be used on raised wood floors?

Portal truss frames, truss panels and combinations of each can be used on wood floors. These components can also be stacked in multi-story structures.

Does Smart Components have independent third party approvals?

Yes, however Smart Components do not need third party approvals for capacity or dimensional design as they are engineered truss designs compliant with current code requirements. DrJ TER No. 0811-01 & ICC-ES ESR 2807 recognize Smart Components seismic equivalency to light framed walls sheathed with wood structural panels rated for
shear resistance.What seismic design coefficients are used for Smart Components?

What seismic design coefficients are used for Smart Components?

DrJ TER No. 0811-01 & ICC-ES ESR 2807 recognize Smart Components as equivalent to light-framed walls sheathed with wood structural panels rated for shear resistance and should use the seismic coefficients shown in ASCE 7-05 Table 12.2-1 Item A.13.

How are Smart Components delivered?

Smart Components are delivered to jobsites in ways similar to other prefabricated building components and are transported on typical delivery equipment, such as flat bed or roll-off trailers.

Is there any on site assembly required?

No, the product is prefabricated off-site and delivered ready to install.

During installation, what do I do if the concrete is not level?

Steel shims can be used to provide full contact bearing.

What happens if any chord or web members are cut in the field?

Field cutting or drilling Smart Components is not allowed and could compromise the structural integrity of the product. If the component is cut or drilled in the field,
please contact your local licensed Smart Component manufacturer for an engineered repair drawing.

Are you able to drill for electrical and plumbing chases?

Although field cutting or drilling is not allowed, electrical conduit and/or plumbing chases can be designed for and pre-drilled by a licensed Smart Component manufacturer during the fabrication process.

Will drywall screws penetrate the truss plates?

Smart Components’ truss plates, like steel studs, are made from 18ga and 20ga material, and can be penetrated by common drywall screws.