Floor Deflection

There are circumstances when the deflection requirements for a specific structure that utilizes floor trusses as structural members are questioned. The current residential and commercial building codes provide minimum design requirements for loads and for deflection of structural floor members, which also apply to floor trusses. The building designer may specify more stringent requirements. This guide will guide the designer in complying with manufacturer or trade association deflection requirements for a number of floor topping/covering related products.