## Bamboo as a Building Material

Bamboo is a renewable and versatile resource, characterized by high strength and low weight, and is easily worked using simple tools. It is widely recognized as one of the most important non-timber forest resources due to the high socio-economic benefits from bamboo based products. Bamboo is the world’s fastest growing woody plant. Bamboo grows three […]

## Differences Between Steel Truss And Wooden Truss

In structural engineering, truss is an indispensible component which helps to build quality structure. There are different kinds of trusses available. Among them here in this article we highlight the basic differences between Steel Truss and wooden truss. Steel truss is more powerful with respect to wooden truss. On the other hand, wooden truss is […]

## How to use method of joints for perfect truss analysis

This construction video tutorial is based on method of joint required for perfect truss analysis. (detect forces in various members of truss).   Trusses belong to structures which are extensively applied in various civil engineering applications like bridges, steel buildings and roof structures.   The method of joints is the most recognized process to discover […]

## Truss Analysis of the Method of Joints System Video

The main function of the trusses is to support roof, strengthen bridges, or support towers. They are developed for sustaining loads. Generally they are built with long, straight members associated with joints at the end of each member. Jeff Hanson shows the method of joints system in order how to discover a zero force member for […]

## How to Calculate Axial Forces of A Truss System using Method of Joints

In this tutorial, we will explain how to use the method of joints calculate the internal member forces in a Truss system or structure. These forces are known as Axial Forces, and are very important in truss analysis. The Method of Joints basically involves looking at each of the ‘joints’ (where the members meet) and […]

## Rafters vs Trusses – Difference Between Rafter and Truss

Rafters and trusses are not same and there are many differences between these two. As there are confusions on rafters and trusses, we decided to cover this topic in this post. Rafters The quality of Rafters is the same as the quality of Trusses unless you have decided to opt for an exposed rafter look, otherwise the results […]