Requirements: The plans submitted for approval/ acceptance/professional certification showing these members shall be complete including member sizes, positions, locations, permanent and temporary bracing, fasteners (location, type and spacing), stiffeners, connections, etc., as needed for the proper erection of the structure.
The construction of all light gage cold-formed steel structural members, plate connected wood floor trusses and laminated wood "I" beams shall be subject to semi-controlled inspection for size, quality, framing, erection and both temporary and permanent bracing, as set forth below.Size
Profiles used structurally shall conform to the specified dimension. Care shall be taken not to stretch, bend, or otherwise distort parts of the sections unless such forming is in the integral part of the design.Quality
All materials shall be clean, straight, and undamaged. Damaged members shall be discarded. Only BSA/MEA approved laminated wood "I" beams shall be used. Glue shall completely bond all laminated wood "I" beam surfaces being joined. Quality Control for the erection of all members shall be under the supervision of the professional designated to perform the semi-controlled inspection.Framing
Components may be cut by slitting, shearing, sawing, or flame cutting, as appropriate, in accordance with manufacturers' instructions and the design drawings. All punched holes and sheared or flame cut edges of material in members subject to calculated stress shall be clean and free from notches and burred edges. The approved/ accepted/professionally certified drawings shall be adhered to regarding member dimensions, locations, positions, beam separators, bearing surfaces and fasteners, including shear connectors, plate connectors, screws, bolts and welds, as applicable.Erection
Care shall be taken to avoid damage to members when erecting, loading, unloading and otherwise handling them.Bracing
Temporary bracing, shoring, jacks, etc. shall not be removed until the registered architect or professional engineer determines that they are no longer needed. Permanent bracing, web stiffeners, bridging, wind bracing, etc. shall be installed according to the approved/accepted/professionally certified drawings.
INSPECTIONS AND REPORT TO BE SUBMITTED:These inspections are to be performed by, or under the direct supervision of, licensed professional engineers or registered architects, who shall submit form(s) TR-1 indicating the following: "Semi-controlled inspection of light gage cold-formed steel structural members, plate connected wood floor trusses or laminated wood "I" beams (as applicable) per TPPN #2/00".