Fire sprinkler systems may be used as an effective method of providing fire protection, as well as being highly compatible with Metal Plate Connected Wood Truss (MPCWT) systems. When fire sprinkler systems are used with truss systems, it is essential to design the trusses to carry the additional dead load and required live loads imposed by the fire sprinkler system, as well as to comply with standards. for fire protection. This guide covers basic information that should be considered by the Building Designer and Truss Designer in designing the truss system for use with a sprinkler system.
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