b"YOUR TOOLKIT FOR BUILDING EXCELLENCEnot cover a building collapse that is caused by a defect in construction or lack of building maintenance.Typical policies are for weather hazards, i.e.: extreme snow or remarkably high winds.You may need to check your insurance policy.A good inspection of MPC Trusses should start with the Truss Design Drawing.In some locations you can obtain the Truss Design Drawing from the Building Department, if the drawings were submitted with the building plans. If you do not have a copy of the Truss DesignDrawing,youmaywanttohirea Professional Engineer to reverse engineer the existing truss to identify any missing truss bracing and other issues.ConclusionThe integrity of your Post-Frame Building requires that the MPC Wood Trusses are as strong as intended. This is important to support the heavy snow loads or high winds that can occasionallyoccur.MPCWoodTrusses perform very well, when properly engineered, built, installed, braced, and maintained. By verifying each step, you can maximize the useful life of your Post-Frame Building BillBolduc,theprincipal,isaregistered Professional Engineer in 31 states and 5 provinces of Canada.He is a registered Structural Engineer in several states that recognize that specialty. Bill has held senior engineering positions in several major companies including: Simpson Strong-Tie, Trus Joist MacMillan, and AC Houston Lumber.Building Component Safety Information (BCSI) is produced by SBCA. BCSI is the truss industry's guide for jobsite safety and truss performance and includes the most current information regarding thehandling,installation,restrainingand All the issues in this article can apply to an existingbracing of metal plate connected wood trusses.building, even if the cause was an error/defect in theTo order, visitoriginal construction.Your building insurance maypubs.sbcacomponents.com/products FRAME BUILDER - AUG2022 / 17"