Truss Solutions for Curved Roofs

David Reid, BE(Civil) M.IPENZ, Dip Bus, Technical Services Manager, Gang-Nail Group Ltd

In New Zealand there is a current trend towards designing buildings with curved roofs. There are two methods for forming these roofs in a cost-effective way using timber trusses. For buildings with a curved roof and curved ceiling, curved Posi-Strut trusses are used; for a curved roof and a flat ceiling, “bowstring” trusses are used.

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