b'THE OFFICIAL NFBA MAGAZINEand connections should be provided in accordance with the intents reflected intheBuildingComponentSafety Information (BCSI) guide, published jointly by the Truss Plate Institute (TPI) and the Structural Building Components Association (SBCA).The BCSI includes section B10 which is specific to trusses used in Post-Frame Construction.Your truss supplier should be able to provide this guideline (B10) to you.Other means of restraint of web members may be used such as such as scabs, T-bracing, or L-bracing.See BCSI-B3 and BCSI-B10 for details.There is often additional bracing that is specified on the building plan.If you are a building owner of an existing or new Post-Frame Building, you should confirm that your trusses have lateral restraints at the locations specified (if any) on the Truss Design Drawing and that all lateral restraints are diagonally braced as shown on the building design drawings or at least to the diagonal braces shown in the BCSI guides B3 and/or B10. Building MaintenanceThe building owner should periodically inspect the building to identify and repair any issues that can weaken the MPC Wood Trusses.It may be worthwhile to hire an inspector or a Professional Engineer to do this task.The most common problems are: broken/damaged truss members or connectionspoorly installed or missing truss bracing FROM BCSI-B3, BCSI-06:connections using Metal Connector Plates with excessive embedment gap16 / FRAME BUILDER - AUG2022'