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1 Engineered Wall Panels by: Slide show will advance automatically. At any time, you may use the left arrow to back the slide show up, or the right arrow to advance to the next slide.

2 Why Use Wall Panels? Quality: We design each building with a real time parametric 3-d software that allows us to analyze the building as it is being designed. Savings: The dry-in time for a house using wall panels is significantly shorter than stick framing. This saves money in construction costs. The simplicity of erecting a panelized home allows for a less experienced construction crew, saving cost of labor and costly mistakes from field decisions. Far less scrap material is generated on a jobsite using panelized walls. This saves money in waste scrap and in dumpster rental and removal. Safety: Panelization reduces the amount of lumber being cut on a jobsite. Thereby, reducing injuries resulting from cutting lumber.

3 The real time 3-d capabilities of our wall panel software allows us to analyze the entire structure while we design it.

4 After a plan is finalized, it is sent to one of our local manufacturing plants, for assembly.

5 Wall panels are built in jigs to insure squareness and reduce racking.

6 Exterior sheathing is applied in the factory. This saves time and money in the field, and reduces racking during shipping.

7 Wall panels are labeled,…

8 …stacked into bundles…

9 …and staged at our plant until your jobsite is ready for delivery.

10 Once the foundation is completed, your site is ready to have the panels delivered.

11 While your jobsite must have adequate space for staging the wall panels, the walls are bundled in a space-saving method. Sections of the house are bundled together to facilitate erection.

12 With the foundation completed, the walls are ready to be set. With a small crew, the panels can be moved into location easily.

13 The crew lays the panels in the approximate location for setting them.

14 With delivery of the wall panels, a detailed panel drawing is provided.

15 The panel plan drawings make it very simple to determine the correct location of each wall panel.

16 After drilling holes in the bottom plate to receive the anchors, the crew can begin setting the wall panels upright.

17 The crew continues erecting adjacent wall panels, so that they may brace one another.

18 If adequate information is provided, bottom plates can be notched at the plant to accommodate plumbing drops.

19 With two adjacent wall panels anchored, and temporarily braced, the crew can proceed to more panels.

20 The crew can now begin erecting the walls quickly. With one team drilling bottom plates, and another team setting the walls, erection speeds along.

21 Erection of the wall panels goes very quickly.


23 Anchoring the walls as they are erected helps to stiffen the shell of the house.

24 Wing walls at garage doors can have beam pockets built into them. This will help speed up the dry-in process.

25 Modular ladders are installed at the factory, instead of simple tees. This provides more flexibility in the field for installing interior walls.

26 Provided with exact dimensions, all windows and door rough openings are framed at the factory. Headers and beams are sized to meet local building codes.

27 Interior walls are set much like exterior walls. Bracing is used to tie the walls together during erection.

28 Once all load bearing walls and beams are installed, floor trusses can be set into place and floor sheathing installed.

29 Upper level walls are installed in the same fashion as lower level walls. All exterior walls are factory sheathed, with the sheathing of the customers choice.

30 The wall package includes exterior sheathed walls and additional sheathing, to be applied in the field, for tying upper walls to lower walls, covering the floor system.



33 After all walls are erected and properly braced, the roof trusses can be installed.

34 Hardware for trusses are included in the truss package.

35 By using roof and floor trusses in conjunction with engineered wall panels, the dry-in time is reduced from weeks to days.

36 All load bearing walls, whether they are interior or exterior walls, are designed to carry the loads imposed on them.

37 After all trusses are on the house, roof sheathing can be installed.




41 Porch and shed roofs can be trussed as well.

42 In just a few days, this house has gone from a rough slab…

43 …to a dried-in, fully engineered house.

44 The construction schedule for the house shown in the presentation : Monday: crew began erecting walls. Tuesday: finish bracing/plumbing walls, add V.T.P. to all lower level walls. Floor trusses, for upper floor, delivered. Wednesday: set floor trusses for upper level. Thursday: set upper level walls, plumb all walls. Roof trusses delivered. Friday: add V.T.P. to upper walls, set roof trusses. Saturday: sheath roof

45 Thank you for taking the time to view this presentation. For more information about roof or floor trusses, and engineered wall panels please contact your local office. Raleigh: 1-800-473-8787 Newport News: 1-800-868-8787 Fayetteville: 1-800-537-7004 Click logo below to return to Truswood homepage:

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