When Steel Trusses Are Preferred In a Structural Design

Steel trusses and wooden trusses are used frequently in structural designs. It sometimes become confusing what we should use under what conditions. Generally, a steel truss is used in a span greater than 10 meter. You may be asking yourself why a span greater than 10 meter. Actually in larger spans using wooden truss is uneconomical and also the truss becomes very heavy.

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At present, steel trusses are used in both smaller and larger spans due to the folowing reasons:

  1. Steel trusses are cheaper.
  2. Construction process is simple and straight forward.
  3. It provides greater safety to fire as steel is more fire resistant than wood.
  4. It is stronger than wood.
  5. Steel strusses are more durable than wood trusses.

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