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Re: Concrete floor on wood trusses

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Does not look like a good idea.
Think wood creep with all kinds of associated problems, cracking being the least of them.
 
Steve Gordin SE
Irvine CA
 
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Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2005 11:50 AM
Subject: Concrete floor on wood trusses

I have a prospective client wanting a concrete floor slab poured on wood trusses.  The building will be steel-framed on the perimeter.
I am trying to get him to use steel bar joists rather than wood trusses.  Anyone have some good arguments against this?
Thanks,
Dave Smith
Smith Associates