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Wood Truss Repair Design (1.2 CEU's)

Virginia Tech, October 23-24, 2000


The focus of this workshop is design procedures for the repair of broken or damaged MPC wood trusses. Repair methods and design calculations for typical cases of damaged trusses will be presented. The course is intended to provide an opportunity for participants to discuss alternate methods of truss repair design and methods of executing the needed field repairs. The specific objectives are to:


  • Review the responsibilities of all parties when using and repairing wood trusses,  
  • Review nail, screw, and bolt connection design provisions of the NDS -1997 applicable to truss repair,
  • Present nail and screw lateral design values for APA Rated plywood (and OSB) attached to truss lumber of different species,
  • Review engineering properties of APA Rated plywood and OSB as needed for truss repair,
  • Present a design methodology for repair of roof and floor trusses, and
  • Demonstrate truss repair design through typical examples.

You can view the brochure and register on-line at: 

Questions about the course beyond the brochure can be addressed to Frank Woeste, P. E. by e-mail (fwoeste(--nospam--at)

Frank E. Woeste, P. E.
Professor of Wood Construction
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Office: (540)231-6093