Extended Services and Accessories

Extended Services and Accessories

RedBuilt offers a suite of extended services and accessories, including:

  • Pre-cut web stiffeners with the option for factory installed
  • Pre-assembled double I-joists with filler and open-web trusses
  • Outriggers pre-assembled
  • Custom cutting for Red-I™ joists
    • PET-Precision End Trimmed
    • Beveled (one or two ends)
  • Factory beveled bearing plates
  • Factory cut holes in I-joists
  • Pre-attached End Blocks
  • Plywood edge block assembled
  • Third party products for total supplied project
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Glue Laminated Beams

Glue Laminated Beams

Glue laminated beams (glulam) provide a distinct combination of strength, flexibility, and quality that makes them the natural selection for use in commercial construction.

STRENGTH

The high strength and stiffness characteristics of glulam beams are ideal for commercial applications. Dimensional kiln-dried lumber is glued together for use as headers, support columns and horizontal beams.

FLEXIBILITY

Used as hidden or exposed structural supports, Glulam beams are more economical, easier to manipulate and install on-site, and are lighter than steel making installation a breeze. Their strength and stiffness make them ideal for commercial applications allowing for long spans, minimizing columns, and maximizing uninterrupted space.

Glulam beams are available in both balanced (V8) and unbalanced (V4) layups. Balanced layups are optimized for continuous span and cantilevered applications while unbalanced layups are preferred for simple spans to maximize resource utilization.

QUALITY

Our quality-driven manufacturing process virtually eliminates shrinkage and warping for enduring structural performance. Rigorous testing and quality assurance ensures a durable, dependable and safe product.

One-piece construction for ease of installation

  • High strength to weight ratio
  • Widths of 3 1/8" to 6 3/4"
  • Depths from 6" to 28 1/2" in 1 1/2" increments
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Prefabricated Plated-Truss Mansards

Prefabricated Plated-Truss Mansards

Prefabricated plated-truss mansards are manufactured in a controlled environment, and can be quickly and easily installed on-site.

  • Designed in advance to meet the architectural specifications
  • Precision built to approved shop drawing
  • Can be integrated with other prefabricated products
  • Quick and easy installation
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Prefabricated Wall Panels

Prefabricated Wall Panels

Our prefabricated walls are built in a specialized manufacturing environment, which means the selection of raw materials and assembly process is controlled to give you a higher-quality end product. In addition, wall panels can be optimized to reduce the amount of board footage used.

  • Advance design minimizes potential conflicts
  • Shorter installation time
  • Ease of installation without specialized labor
  • Consistent quality
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Open Web Trusses

Open-Web Trusses

RedBuilt™ Open-Web trusses provide architectural freedom for commercial and light-industrial construction applications. Designed and built specifically for each job, they create efficient and economical floor and roof solutions. The RedBuilt Open-Web product line includes:

Red-L and Red-W Open-Web Trusses
Red-S Open-Web Trusses
Red-M and Red-H Open-Web Trusses

Open-Web trusses give you the advantages of wood and steel - their high strength-to-weight ratio and long span capabilities free you to design and build large open spaces of over 100 feet wide.

RedBuilt's founders invented the innovative composite steel and engineered wood open-web truss over fifty years ago. Since its introduction in 1960, the open-web truss has become one of the most widely used engineered wood building products in commercial construction. Open-web trusses are lightweight, easy to install, and have nailable chords for easy attachment of roof decking and ceiling materials.

Features & Benefits

Pound for pound, RedBuilt Open-Web trusses are among the strongest structural members produced. They are the solution of choice for special projects with exceptionally long spans, as well as for typical, light commercial applications. Every open-web truss is custom manufactured to the precise specifications of the individual job to carry the load for which it was designed. The added versatility of numerous truss configurations — curved, pitched, scissored and barrel — creates opportunities for innovative, economical designs with more pleasing aesthetics.

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RedLam LVL

RedLam™ Laminated Veneer Lumber

RedLam™ LVL Beams and Headers

RedLam™ Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) beams work well in applications all over the structure. No matter where they're used, they install quickly with little or no waste. RedLam™ LVL is very stable and resists warping, splitting and shrinking.

RedLam™ LVL can be used as main carrying beams, flush beams, headers and wall framing. The RedLam™ LVL manufacturing process removes and disperses the natural defects inherent in wood and produces a product that is strong, dimensionally stable and very reliable.

Stronger than nature

Our production process creates wood members with structural qualities equal to or greater than equivalent sizes of dimensional lumber and most glulam beams.

To produce RedLam™ Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL), sheets of veneer peeled from logs are carefully dried, ultrasonically graded for strength, and evaluated to ensure uniform thickness and moisture content. The sheets are coated with adhesive, layered and subjected to heat and pressure to achieve a permanent bond. This process minimizes many of the natural inconsistencies found in wood, such as knots, splits and wane. The result is an engineered wood product that can support heavy loads and can be precision-cut for a variety of applications including wood beams, headers and Red-I™ I-joist flanges.

Features & Benefits

  • Can easily be built up on site to reduce heavy lifting
  • Offers reliable and economical solutions for beams and headers
  • Engineered wood minimizes many of the natural inconsistencies found in timber

RedLam™ LVL headers and beams are available in the following sizes:

  • Width: 1-3⁄4", 3-1/2", 5-1/4" & 7"
  • Depths: 9-1⁄2", 11-7⁄8", 14", 16", 18", 20", 22", and 24"
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applications

RedBuilt™ engineered wood Red-I™ I-joists, Open-Web trusses, RedLam™ LVL and connectors are suitable for a wide variety of commercial and industrial applications where design efficiency, installed cost, labor savings and aesthetics are primary considerations. Over the last five decades, RedBuilt™ has become the first choice of architects, engineers, contractors and building owners on a diverse array of projects including:

  • Office buildings
  • Schools and universities
  • Strip malls
  • National chain store locations
  • Hotels and motels
  • Multifamily housing
  • Manufacturing facilities
  • Heavy industry sites
  • Large storage facilities

For specific information on these commercial building applications, please click on the links to the left.

Apartments, Condos, Assisted Living Facilities, Hotels and Motels all share the same design challenges; certified fire & sound ratings, economics and post-sale logistics. Owner/Developers are looking for companies like RedBuilt™ that can provide an economical floor or roof joist and provide the shop drawing and package/delivery logistics required to keep the project coming in on time.

Likewise, general & framing contractors need to partner with companies like RedBuilt™ that understand their specific logistical needs so they too can perform on time and under budget. RedBuilt™ will help work through all the common “gotchas” on Multi-Family projects like plumbing drops, duct penetrations & sheathing layout. Our experienced team can help you save money.

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Red-M, Red-H Open Web Trusses

Red-M, Red-H

The following are technical specifications for the Red-M and Red-H Open-Web trusses.

Top and Bottom Chords:

> Red-M™ Trusses: Double 1-1⁄2" x 3-1⁄2" MSR lumber.
> Red-H™ Trusses: Double 1-1⁄2" x 5-1⁄2" MSR lumber.

Webs:

Up to 2" diameter tubular steel members varying in gauge and diameter according to requirements. Minimum yield of 45,000 psi.

Weight:

> Red-M™ Trusses: 8 to 9 lbs/ft
> Red-H™ Trusses: 10 to 12 lbs/ft

Depths:                                   Red-M™    Red-H™
Minimum depth at wall                20"             24"
Maximum depth at wall               60"             72"
Maximum pitched ridge depth      72"            114"

Any depth between minimum and ­maximum is available.

Long-Span Applications and Advantages

  • Trusses are lifted in rigid modules with the sheathing permanently attached; no steel workers or special installation crews are needed
  • Perfect for uncluttered, open spaces without intermediate bearing walls, columns, or obstructions such as gymnasiums, auditoriums, shopping centers and warehouses
  • Easier and less expensive to remodel, install equipment and efficiently use the space - even if it's divided into smaller areas


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available profiles

Red-M, Red-H Open Web Trusses Profiles

  • Red-M, Red-H

    Red-M, Red-H

    Parallel Chord

  • Red-M, Red-H

    Red-M, Red-H

    Tapered

  • Red-M, Red-H

    Red-M, Red-H

    Pitched

  • Red-M, Red-H

    Red-M, Red-H

    Scissor

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applications

Retail

RedBuilt™ offers a variety of solutions for small to large retail buildings as well as strip centers. An open floor plan is often the primary requirement as it allows the owner/developer the flexibility to create a market specific and relevant lease space.

Whether it’s our Open-Web Trusses or Red-I™ I-joists, RedBuilt can provide design assistance and system cost analysis during the concept phase of the project helping the client on the front end so there are no surprises on the back-end.

Office

At the heart of RedBuilt’s resume is how we’ve contributed to thousands of successfully designed office spaces. RedBuilt’s experienced group of Technical Representatives bring a wealth of knowledge to help you work through the most difficult design requirements.

Floor performance or, how a floor feels, is often a major design consideration. With the aid of our technical team and the FloorChoice™ floor rating system RedBuilt can help you design a floor that balances the need for both economy and performance.

In addition to floor performance, our team can provide guidance related to how other trades interface with our products, specifically, plumbing, HVAC and fire & sound.

Schools

From long span gymnasium roofs to carefully designed classroom floors, RedBuilt’s Red-I™ Joists, RedLam™ LVL and our lineup of Open-Web Trusses provide ample solutions for this building category.

Our experience with school work goes back to the 1960s. Needless to say, we understand the processes involved and the level of detail required to make these projects a success.

Our Red-H™ open-web truss can span up to 120’ and has been used to cover many school gymnasiums. In contrast, our Red-I65™ joist is used on many shorter span applications where economy is desired.

If you need design assistance on commonly used RedBuilt products, please give your local rep a call. They will help you through the design process.

Multi-Family

Apartments, Condos, Assisted Living Facilities, Hotels and Motels all share the same design challenges; certified fire & sound ratings, economics and post-sale logistics. Owner/Developers are looking for companies like RedBuilt™ that can provide an economical floor or roof joist and provide the shop drawing and package/delivery logistics required to keep the project coming in on time.

Likewise, general & framing contractors need to partner with companies like RedBuilt™ that understand their specific logistical needs so they too can perform on time and under budget. RedBuilt™ will help work through all the common “gotchas” on Multi-Family projects like plumbing drops, duct penetrations & sheathing layout. Our experienced team can help you save money.

Warehouses

Efficiency is the name of the game when it comes to designing roofs and mezzanines in the warehouse category.

The primary challenges with this building type are efficiently supporting the vertical loads and reconciling all the seismic forces. Because there are very few interior walls, the seismic forces are resolved at the outside walls.

RedBuilt™ offers efficient designs with its Red-I™ I-joists and double chord Open-Web trusses. Give your local RedBuilt representative a call for design assistance.

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common questions

q1 What happens if I see a bent web after the trusses are installed?

Fork lift (fork tines) damage is the most common reason for bent webs at the job site. If you come across a bent, please give your local rep a call and they can provide guidance on what steps to take. Typically, if the web looks like the one in the photo, it is an easy repair.

q2 How do I develop the most cost effective solution when using open-web trusses?

The open-web truss load tables show the maximum load-carrying capacity of a given truss, but not necessarily the most cost‑effective truss type or depth for the application. You can also use the Specifying Economical Trussessection on page 5 of the Open Web guide or you can contact your local RedBuilt™ representative at 1‑866‑859‑6757 for assistance in finding the most economical solution for your application.

q3 Can RedBuilt™ open-web trusses be used as drag struts?

Yes. RedBuilt™ can design the chords of open-web trusses for specific axial loads. These loads must be provided by the design professional.

q4 What is MSR lumber?

Machine stress rated (MSR) lumber refers to sawn lumber that is mechanically evaluated for strength and stiffness, and then visually graded. Sawn lumber that is rated as MSR is regarded as high-quality material, and MSR is the only grade of sawn lumber used by RedBuilt™ in open-web truss chord components.

q5 Are your open-web trusses covered by a warranty?

Yes. RedBuilt™ warrants that its products will be free from manufacturing errors or defects in workmanship and material. In addition, provided that the product is correctly installed and used, the company warrants the adequacy of its design for the normal and expected life of the building. A copy of this warranty can be found here.

q6 What type of certification and quality assurance do open‑web trusses have?

RedBuilt™ open-web trusses are manufactured in accordance with rigorous standards, and they are monitored by a third‑party quality control agency (PFS Corporation). These standards are modeled after ISO 9000

q7 Does RedBuilt™ provide any sprinkler system or fire-rated assembly details?

Yes. RedBuilt™ provides a number of sprinkler system suspension and fire assembly details in AutoCAD® format, which can be downloaded in the resources section.

q8 Can I modify or repair RedBuilt™ open-web trusses?

On rare occasions, repairs or modifications can be made to RedBuilt™ open‑web products—but only if the materials and instructions are provided by RedBuilt™. Contact your local RedBuilt™ representative for more information or call 1‑866‑859‑6757.

q9 Can I treat open-web products with fire-retardant or preservative?

RedBuilt™ does not recommend or warrant the use of field‑applied treatments. The use of these products may reduce the design load-carrying capacity of the members. Instead, RedBuilt™ requires that dry-use conditions be maintained.

q10 Why are some RedBuilt™ open-web trusses painted red on one end?

Many truss applications require the use of non-symmetrical trusses. Typically this is due to non-uniform design loading patterns. Non-symmetrical trusses are marked with red paint on one end, and the layout drawings provided by RedBuilt™ will specify where the red end is to be installed.

q11 Do RedBuilt™ Open-Web trusses meet the requirements set forth in the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC®) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) standard?

LEED® – NC (new construction) is a commonly used building rating system designed to accelerate the development of green building practice. While products such as RedBuilt™ Open-Web trusses are not LEED® certified on an individual basis, they may contribute to point totals for a “whole building” certification. For example, the following items may be viewed as contributors toward points in the LEED® rating system:

  • RedBuilt™ offers FSC® credits for our Open-Web truss products as well as other products we manufacture or distribute. Consult your local RedBuilt™ technical representative for availability.
  • The Low Emitting Materials section (EQ 4.4) recognizes composite wood that is free from urea-formaldehyde resins. RedBuilt™ does not use ureaformaldehyde resins in any of its engineered lumber products. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are available here.
  • RedBuilt™ products may qualify for Regional Materials (MR 5.1 & 5.2) for projects located within a 500 mile radius of Portland, OR.
  • The tubular steel webs and bearing clips used in RedBuilt™ Open-Web trusses may qualify for Recycled Content (RC 4.1 & 4.2). For more information consult your RedBuilt™ technical representative.
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Red-S Open-Web Truss

Red-S

The following are technical specifications for the Red-S Open-Web truss.

Top and Bottom Chords:

Double 1-1⁄2" x 2.3" RedLam™ LVL.

Webs:

1", 1-1⁄4", and 1-1⁄2" diameter tubular steel members varying in gauge and diameter according to requirements. Minimum yield of 45,000 psi.

Weight:

4.75 to 5.75 lbs/ft

Depths:

Minimum depth at wall    16"
Maximum depth at wall    60"
Maximum pitched ridge depth    84"

Any depth between minimum and ­maximum is available.

Long-Span Applications and Advantages

  • Trusses are lifted in rigid modules with the sheathing permanently attached; no steel workers or special installation crews are needed
  • Perfect for uncluttered, open spaces without intermediate bearing walls, columns, or obstructions such as gymnasiums, auditoriums, shopping centers and warehouses
  • Easier and less expensive to remodel, install equipment and efficiently use the space - even if it's divided into smaller areas


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available profiles

Red-S Open-Web Truss Profiles

  • Red-S

    Red-S

    Parallel Chord

  • Red-S

    Red-S

    Tapered

  • Red-S

    Red-S

    Pitched

  • Red-S

    Red-S

    Radius Pitched

  • Red-S

    Red-S

    Bow Sting

  • Red-S

    Red-S

    Barrel

  • Red-S

    Red-S

    Pitched Top Chord / Radius Bottom Chord

  • Red-S

    Red-S

    Scissor

  • Red-S

    Red-S

    Compound Barrel

  • Red-S

    Red-S

    Lenticular

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applications

RedBuilt™ engineered wood Red-I™ I-joists, Open-Web trusses, RedLam™ LVL and connectors are suitable for a wide variety of commercial and industrial applications where design efficiency, installed cost, labor savings and aesthetics are primary considerations. Over the last five decades, RedBuilt™ has become the first choice of architects, engineers, contractors and building owners on a diverse array of projects including:

  • Office buildings
  • Schools and universities
  • Strip malls
  • National chain store locations
  • Hotels and motels
  • Multifamily housing
  • Manufacturing facilities
  • Heavy industry sites
  • Large storage facilities

For specific information on these commercial building applications, please click on the links to the left.

RedBuilt™ offers a variety of solutions for small to large retail buildings as well as strip centers. An open floor plan is often the primary requirement as it allows the owner/developer the flexibility to create a market specific and relevant lease space.

Whether it’s our Open-Web Trusses or Red-I™ I-joists, RedBuilt can provide design assistance and system cost analysis during the concept phase of the project helping the client on the front end so there are no surprises on the back-end.

At the heart of RedBuilt’s resume is how we’ve contributed to thousands of successfully designed office spaces. RedBuilt’s experienced group of Technical Representatives bring a wealth of knowledge to help you work through the most difficult design requirements.

Floor performance or, how a floor feels, is often a major design consideration. With the aid of our technical team and the FloorChoice™ floor rating system RedBuilt can help you design a floor that balances the need for both economy and performance.

In addition to floor performance, our team can provide guidance related to how other trades interface with our products, specifically, plumbing, HVAC and fire & sound.

From long span gymnasium roofs to carefully designed classroom floors, RedBuilt’s Red-I™ Joists, RedLam™ LVL and our lineup of Open-Web Trusses provide ample solutions for this building category.

Our experience with school work goes back to the 1960s. Needless to say, we understand the processes involved and the level of detail required to make these projects a success.

Our Red-H™ open-web truss can span up to 120’ and has been used to cover many school gymnasiums. In contrast, our Red-I65™ joist is used on many shorter span applications where economy is desired.

If you need design assistance on commonly used RedBuilt products, please give your local rep a call. They will help you through the design process.

Apartments, Condos, Assisted Living Facilities, Hotels and Motels all share the same design challenges; certified fire & sound ratings, economics and post-sale logistics. Owner/Developers are looking for companies like RedBuilt™ that can provide an economical floor or roof joist and provide the shop drawing and package/delivery logistics required to keep the project coming in on time.

Likewise, general & framing contractors need to partner with companies like RedBuilt™ that understand their specific logistical needs so they too can perform on time and under budget. RedBuilt™ will help work through all the common “gotchas” on Multi-Family projects like plumbing drops, duct penetrations & sheathing layout. Our experienced team can help you save money.

Efficiency is the name of the game when it comes to designing roofs and mezzanines in the warehouse category.

The primary challenges with this building type are efficiently supporting the vertical loads and reconciling all the seismic forces. Because there are very few interior walls, the seismic forces are resolved at the outside walls.

RedBuilt™ offers efficient designs with its Red-I™ I-joists and double chord Open-Web trusses. Give your local RedBuilt representative a call for design assistance.

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common questions

q1 What happens if I see a bent web after the trusses are installed?

Fork lift (fork tines) damage is the most common reason for bent webs at the job site. If you come across a bent, please give your local rep a call and they can provide guidance on what steps to take. Typically, if the web looks like the one in the photo, it is an easy repair.

q2 How do I develop the most cost effective solution when using open-web trusses?

The open-web truss load tables show the maximum load-carrying capacity of a given truss, but not necessarily the most cost‑effective truss type or depth for the application. You can also use the Specifying Economical Trussessection on page 5 of the Open Web guide or you can contact your local RedBuilt™ representative at 1‑866‑859‑6757 for assistance in finding the most economical solution for your application.

q3 Can RedBuilt™ open-web trusses be used as drag struts?

Yes. RedBuilt™ can design the chords of open-web trusses for specific axial loads. These loads must be provided by the design professional.

q4 Are your open-web trusses covered by a warranty?

Yes. RedBuilt™ warrants that its products will be free from manufacturing errors or defects in workmanship and material. In addition, provided that the product is correctly installed and used, the company warrants the adequacy of its design for the normal and expected life of the building. A copy of this warranty can be found here.

q5 What type of certification and quality assurance do open‑web trusses have?

RedBuilt™ open-web trusses are manufactured in accordance with rigorous standards, and they are monitored by a third‑party quality control agency (PFS Corporation). These standards are modeled after ISO 9000.

q6 Does RedBuilt™ provide any sprinkler system or fire-rated assembly details?

Yes. RedBuilt™ provides a number of sprinkler system suspension and fire assembly details in AutoCAD® format, which can be downloaded in the resources section.

q7 Can I modify or repair RedBuilt™ open-web trusses?

On rare occasions, repairs or modifications can be made to RedBuilt™ open‑web products—but only if the materials and instructions are provided by RedBuilt™. Contact your local RedBuilt™ representative for more information or call 1‑866‑859‑6757.

q8 Can I treat open-web products with fire-retardant or preservative?

RedBuilt™ does not recommend or warrant the use of field‑applied treatments. The use of these products may reduce the design load-carrying capacity of the members. Instead, RedBuilt™ requires that dry-use conditions be maintained.

q9 Why are some RedBuilt™ open-web trusses painted red on one end?

Many truss applications require the use of non-symmetrical trusses. Typically this is due to non-uniform design loading patterns. Non-symmetrical trusses are marked with red paint on one end, and the layout drawings provided by RedBuilt™ will specify where the red end is to be installed.

q10 Do RedBuilt™ Open-Web trusses meet the requirements set forth in the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC®) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) standard? 

LEED® – NC (new construction) is a commonly used building rating system designed to accelerate the development of green building practice. While products such as RedBuilt™ Open-Web trusses are not LEED® certified on an individual basis, they may contribute to point totals for a “whole building” certification. For example, the following items may be viewed as contributors toward points in the LEED® rating system:

  • RedBuilt™ offers FSC® credits for our Open-Web truss products as well as other products we manufacture or distribute. Consult your local RedBuilt™ technical representative for availability.
  • The Low Emitting Materials section (EQ 4.4) recognizes composite wood that is free from urea-formaldehyde resins. RedBuilt™ does not use ureaformaldehyde resins in any of its engineered lumber products. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are available here.
  • RedBuilt™ products may qualify for Regional Materials (MR 5.1 & 5.2) for projects located within a 500 mile radius of Portland, OR.
  • The tubular steel webs and bearing clips used in RedBuilt™ Open-Web trusses may qualify for Recycled Content (RC 4.1 & 4.2). For more information consult your RedBuilt™ technical representative.
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Red-L, Red-W Open-Web Trusses

Red-L, Red-W

The following are technical specifications for the Red-L and Red-W Open-Web trusses.

Top Chords:

> Red-L™ Trusses: 1-1⁄2" x 3-1⁄2" MSR lumber.  
> Red-LT™ Trusses: 1-1⁄2" x 3-1⁄2" TimberStrand® LSL.
> Red-W™ Trusses: 1-1/2" x 4-3/4" MSR lumber.

Bottom Chords:

> Red-L™ and Red-LT™ Trusses: 1-1⁄2" x 3-1⁄2" MSR lumber.
> Red-W™ Trusses: 1-1⁄2" x 4-3⁄4" MSR lumber.

Webs:

1" and 1-1⁄8" diameter tubular steel members varying in gauge and diameter according to requirements. Minimum yield of 45,000 psi.

Weight:

> Red-L™ and Red-LT™ Trusses: 3.75 to 4.25 lbs/ft
> Red-W™ Trusses: 4.5 to 5.25 lbs/ft

Depths:

Minimum depth at wall - 14"
Maximum depth at wall - 50"
Maximum pitched ridge depth - 50"
Any depth between minimum and maximum is available.


Features & Benefits

  • Red-L™ Open-Web trusses are lightweight and efficient.
  • Red-W™ Open-Web trusses are a slightly heavier duty truss for mid-range spans.
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available profiles

Red-L, Red-W Open-Web Trusses Profiles

  • Red-L, Red-W

    Red-L, Red-W

    Parallel Chord

  • Red-L, Red-W

    Red-L, Red-W

    Tapered

  • Red-L, Red-W

    Red-L, Red-W

    Pitched

  • Red-L, Red-W

    Red-L, Red-W

    Radius Pitched

  • Red-L, Red-W

    Red-L, Red-W

    Bow String

  • Red-L, Red-W

    Red-L, Red-W

    Barrel

  • Red-L, Red-W

    Red-L, Red-W

    Pitched Top / Radius Bottom

  • Red-L, Red-W

    Red-L, Red-W

    Scissor

  • Red-L, Red-W

    Red-L, Red-W

    Compound Barrel

  • Red-L, Red-W

    Red-L, Red-W

    Lenticular

  • Red-LT

    Red-LT

    Parallel Chord

  • Red-LT

    Red-LT

    Tapered

  • Red-LT

    Red-LT

    Pitched

  • Red-LT

    Red-LT

    Radius Pitched

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applications

RedBuilt™ engineered wood Open-Web trussesare suitable for a wide variety of commercial and industrial applications where design efficiency, installed cost, labor savings and aesthetics are primary considerations. Over the last five decades, RedBuilt™ has become the first choice of architects, engineers, contractors and building owners on a diverse array of projects including:

  • Office buildings
  • Schools and universities
  • Strip malls
  • National chain store locations
  • Hotels and motels
  • Multifamily housing
  • Manufacturing facilities
  • Heavy industry sites
  • Large storage facilities

For specific information on these commercial building applications, please click on the links to the left.

RedBuilt™ offers a variety of solutions for small to large retail buildings as well as strip centers. An open floor plan is often the primary requirement as it allows the owner/developer the flexibility to create a market specific and relevant lease space.

Whether it’s our Open-Web Trusses or Red-I™ I-joists, RedBuilt can provide design assistance and system cost analysis during the concept phase of the project helping the client on the front end so there are no surprises on the back-end.

At the heart of RedBuilt’s resume is how we’ve contributed to thousands of successfully designed office spaces. RedBuilt’s experienced group of Technical Representatives bring a wealth of knowledge to help you work through the most difficult design requirements.

Floor performance or, how a floor feels, is often a major design consideration. With the aid of our technical team and the FloorChoice™ floor rating system RedBuilt can help you design a floor that balances the need for both economy and performance.

In addition to floor performance, our team can provide guidance related to how other trades interface with our products, specifically, plumbing, HVAC and fire & sound.

From long span gymnasium roofs to carefully designed classroom floors, RedBuilt’s Red-I™ Joists, RedLam™ LVL and our lineup of Open-Web Trusses provide ample solutions for this building category.

Our experience with school work goes back to the 1960s. Needless to say, we understand the processes involved and the level of detail required to make these projects a success.

If you need design assistance on commonly used RedBuilt products, please give your local rep a call. They will help you through the design process.

Apartments, Condos, Assisted Living Facilities, Hotels and Motels all share the same design challenges; certified fire & sound ratings, economics and post-sale logistics. Owner/Developers are looking for companies like RedBuilt™ that can provide an economical floor or roof joist and provide the shop drawing and package/delivery logistics required to keep the project coming in on time.

Likewise, general & framing contractors need to partner with companies like RedBuilt™ that understand their specific logistical needs so they too can perform on time and under budget. RedBuilt™ will help work through all the common “gotchas” on Multi-Family projects like plumbing drops, duct penetrations & sheathing layout. Our experienced team can help you save money.

Efficiency is the name of the game when it comes to designing roofs and mezzanines in the warehouse category.

The primary challenges with this building type are efficiently supporting the vertical loads and reconciling all the seismic forces. Because there are very few interior walls, the seismic forces are resolved at the outside walls.

RedBuilt™ offers efficient designs with its Red-I™ I-joists and double chord Open-Web trusses. Give your local RedBuilt representative a call for design assistance.

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common questions

q1 What happens if I see a bent web after the trusses are installed?

Fork lift damage is the most common reason for bent webs at the job site. If you come across a bent web, please give your local rep a call and they can provide guidance on what steps to take. Typically, if the web looks like the one in the photo, it is an easy repair.

q2 When should I use Red-LT™ Trusses?

The need for a product with high nailing capacity has increased significantly as model building codes have become more stringent with respect to lateral design. Not only does LSL offer the strength and consistency of engineered wood, but it also resists splitting under any reasonable nailing schedule, including most straps.

q3 How do I develop the most cost effective solution when using open-web trusses?

The open-web truss load tables show the maximum load-carrying capacity of a given truss, but not necessarily the most cost‑effective truss type or depth for the application. You can also use the Specifying Economical Trussessection on page 5 of the Open Web guide or you can contact your local RedBuilt™ representative by using the Find a Rep feature on the site.

q4 Can RedBuilt™ open-web trusses be used as drag struts?

Yes. RedBuilt™ can design the chords of open-web trusses for specific axial loads. These loads must be provided by the design professional.

q5 What is MSR lumber?

Machine stress rated (MSR) lumber refers to sawn lumber that is mechanically evaluated for strength and stiffness, and then visually graded. Sawn lumber that is rated as MSR is regarded as high-quality material, and MSR is the only grade of sawn lumber used by RedBuilt™ in open-web truss chord components.

q6 Are your open-web trusses covered by a warranty?

Yes. RedBuilt™ warrants that its products will be free from manufacturing errors or defects in workmanship and material. In addition, provided that the product is correctly installed and used, the company warrants the adequacy of its design for the normal and expected life of the building. A copy of this warranty can be found here.

q7 What type of certification and quality assurance do open‑web trusses have?

RedBuilt™ open-web trusses are manufactured in accordance with rigorous standards, and they are monitored by a third‑party quality control agency (PFS Corporation). These standards are modeled after ISO 9000.

q8 Does RedBuilt™ provide any sprinkler system or fire-rated assembly details?

Yes. RedBuilt™ provides a number of sprinkler system suspension and fire assembly details in AutoCAD® format, which can be downloaded in the resources section.

q9 Can I modify or repair RedBuilt™ open-web trusses?

On rare occasions, repairs or modifications can be made to RedBuilt™ open‑web products—but only if the materials and instructions are provided by RedBuilt™. Contact your local RedBuilt™ representative for more information or call 1‑866‑859‑6757.

q10 Can I treat open-web products with fire-retardant or preservative?

RedBuilt™ does not recommend or warrant the use of field‑applied treatments. The use of these products may reduce the design load-carrying capacity of the members. Instead, RedBuilt™ requires that dry-use conditions be maintained.

q11 Why are some RedBuilt™ open-web trusses painted red on one end?

Many truss applications require the use of non-symmetrical trusses. Typically this is due to non-uniform design loading patterns. Non-symmetrical trusses are marked with red paint on one end, and the layout drawings provided by RedBuilt™ will specify where the red end is to be installed.

q12 Do RedBuilt™ Open-Web trusses meet the requirements set forth in the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC®) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) standard?

LEED® – NC (new construction) is a commonly used building rating system designed to accelerate the development of green building practice. While products such as RedBuilt™ Open-Web trusses are not LEED® certified on an individual basis, they may contribute to point totals for a “whole building” certification. For example, the following items may be viewed as contributors toward points in the LEED® rating system:

  • RedBuilt™ offers FSC® credits for our Open-Web truss products as well as other products we manufacture or distribute. Consult your local RedBuilt™ technical representative for availability.
  • The Low Emitting Materials section (EQ 4.4) recognizes composite wood that is free from urea-formaldehyde resins. RedBuilt™ does not use ureaformaldehyde resins in any of its engineered lumber products. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are available here.
  • RedBuilt™ products may qualify for Regional Materials (MR 5.1 & 5.2) for projects located within a 500 mile radius of Portland, OR.
  • The tubular steel webs and bearing clips used in RedBuilt™ Open-Web trusses may qualify for Recycled Content (RC 4.1 & 4.2). For more information consult your RedBuilt™ technical representative.
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Red-I™ Joists

Red-I™ I-Joists

Forty years ago, our founders developed the engineered wood I-joist. Engineered to provide strength and consistency, Red-I™ I-joists have become an integral part of floors, ceilings and roofs in commercial applications. The dimensional stability of Red-I™ I-joists helps them resist the warping, twisting, and shrinking that can lead to squeaky floors. Red-I™ I-joists are strong yet lightweight and include a wide range of sizes and depths in lengths up to 80 feet, giving you extraordinary design freedom. Because they're faster and easier to install than traditional framing, you save on labor.

Red-I™ I-joists are manufactured using high-quality, engineered wood — including LVL flanges and RedBuilt’s proprietary OSB web. In addition to the standard parallel flange configuration, some series are available with tapered profiles for added design flexibility. Camber is also available in some series, upon request. Red-I™ I-joists offer architects, engineers, commercial building owners and commercial contractors practical and economical solutions for virtually every structure, while increasing design confidence and building quality.


Features & Benefits

  • Uniform and predictable strength
  • Can carry heavy loads over long spans while using wood economically
  • Manufactured to resist twisting, bowing, and shrinking

Labor Savings

  • Light weight speeds installation
  • Trimmable on the job site — no special tools are required
  • Pre-punched knockouts for wiring
  • LVL flanges are easily nailed, unlike some alternative materials
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available Sizes

Red-I Joists Descriptions

  • Red-I45

    Red-I45

    Top and bottom flanges of 1 1/2" x 1 3/4" RedLam LVL with 7/16" OSB web.

  • Red-I65

    Red-I65

    Top and bottom flanges of 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" RedLam LVL with 7/16" OSB web.

    • Available in a tapered profile (Red-I65T). Check with your technical representative for availability.
  • Red-I90

    Red-I90

    Top and bottom flange of 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" RedLam LVL with 7/16" OSB web.

  • Red-I90H

    Red-I90H

    Top and bottom flanges of 1 3/4" x 3 1/2" RedLam LVL with 7/16" OSB web.

  • Red-I90HS

    Red-I90HS

    Top and bottom flanges of 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" RedLam LVL with 1/2" OSB web.

    • For heavy loads and 8' on-center roof systems.
    • Provides increased bending strength and stiffness

Red-I Joists Depths

  • Red-I 45

    9 1/2" - 16"

    Red-I 45

  • Red-I 65

    11 7/8" - 30"

    Red-I 65

  • Red-I 90

    11 7/8" - 30"

    Red-I 90

  • Red-I 90H

    11 7/8" - 30"

    Red-I 90H

  • Red-I 90HS

    11 7/8" - 32"

    Red-I 90HS

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applications

Overview

RedBuilt™ engineered wood Red-I™ I-joists are suitable for a wide variety of commercial and industrial applications where design efficiency, installed cost, labor savings and aesthetics are primary considerations. Over the last five decades, RedBuilt™ has become the first choice of architects, engineers, contractors and building owners on a diverse array of projects including:

  • Office buildings
  • Schools and universities
  • Strip malls
  • National chain store locations
  • Hotels and motels
  • Multifamily housing
  • Manufacturing facilities
  • Heavy industry sites
  • Large storage facilities

Retail

RedBuilt™ offers a variety of solutions for small to large retail buildings as well as strip centers. An open floor plan is often the primary requirement as it allows the owner/developer the flexibility to create a market specific and relevant lease space.

Whether it’s our Open-Web Trusses or Red-I™ I-joists, RedBuilt can provide design assistance and system cost analysis during the concept phase of the project helping the client on the front end so there are no surprises on the back-end.

Office

At the heart of RedBuilt’s resume is how we’ve contributed to thousands of successfully designed office spaces. RedBuilt’s experienced group of Technical Representatives bring a wealth of knowledge to help you work through the most difficult design requirements.

Floor performance or, how a floor feels, is often a major design consideration. With the aid of our technical team and the FloorChoice™ floor rating system RedBuilt can help you design a floor that balances the need for both economy and performance.

In addition to floor performance, our team can provide guidance related to how other trades interface with our products, specifically, plumbing, HVAC and fire & sound.

Schools

From long span gymnasium roofs to carefully designed classroom floors, RedBuilt’s Red-I™ Joists, RedLam™ LVL and our lineup of Open-Web Trusses provide ample solutions for this building category.

Our experience with school work goes back to the 1960s. Needless to say, we understand the processes involved and the level of detail required to make these projects a success.

Our Red-H™ open-web truss can span up to 120’ and has been used to cover many school gymnasiums. In contrast, our Red-I65™ joist is used on many shorter span applications where economy is desired.

If you need design assistance on commonly used RedBuilt products, please give your local rep a call. They will help you through the design process.

Multi-Family

Apartments, Condos, Assisted Living Facilities, Hotels and Motels all share the same design challenges; certified fire & sound ratings, economics and post-sale logistics. Owner/Developers are looking for companies like RedBuilt™ that can provide an economical floor or roof joist and provide the shop drawing and package/delivery logistics required to keep the project coming in on time.

Likewise, general & framing contractors need to partner with companies like RedBuilt™ that understand their specific logistical needs so they too can perform on time and under budget. RedBuilt™ will help work through all the common “gotchas” on Multi-Family projects like plumbing drops, duct penetrations & sheathing layout. Our experienced team can help you save money.

Warehouse

Efficiency is the name of the game when it comes to designing roofs and mezzanines in the warehouse category.

The primary challenges with this building type are efficiently supporting the vertical loads and reconciling all the seismic forces. Because there are very few interior walls, the seismic forces are resolved at the outside walls.

RedBuilt™ offers efficient designs with its Red-I™ I-joists and double chord Open-Web trusses. Give your local RedBuilt representative a call for design assistance.

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common questions

q1 What sizes of I-Joists are available?

q2 Do Red-I™I- joists meet the requirements set forth in the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC®) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) standard?

LEED® – NC (new construction) is a commonly used building rating system designed to accelerate the development of green building practice. While products such as Red-I™ I-joists are not LEED® certified on an individual basis, they may contribute to point totals for a “whole building” certification. For example, the following items may be viewed as contributors toward points in the LEED® rating system:

  • RedBuilt™ offers FSC® credits for our Red-I™ I-joist products as well as other products we manufacture or distribute. Consult your local RedBuilt™ technical representative for availability. 
  • The Low Emitting Materials section (EQ 4.4) recognizes composite wood that is free from urea-formaldehyde resins. RedBuilt™ does not use urea-formaldehyde resins in any of its engineered lumber products. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are available here.
  • RedBuilt™ products may qualify for Regional Materials (MR 5.1 & 5.2) for projects located within a 500 mile radius of Portland, OR.
  • Hardware accessories to Red-I™ I-joists such as Simpson Strong-Tie hangers may qualify for Recycled Content (RC 4.1 & 4.2). For more information visit Simpson’s website at www.strongtie.com.

q3 Are there special considerations when using double Red-I™ I-joists?

Yes. With double Red-I™ I-joists, if a load is applied to the side of one member, you must connect the two Red-I™ joists together at the loading point to transfer the load equally into both members. For more specific information, see detail 7 on page 11 of the Red-I Joist Specifier’s Guide. Typically, sheathing is not nailed to both Red-I™ I-joists, which leaves one joist with an unbraced compression flange. To ensure the lateral stability of both joists when loads are applied from above, the Red-I™ I-joists must be connected as shown in detail 9 on page 12 of the Red-I I-Joist Specifier’s Guide. Often, a rectangular member may be the simplest option.

q4 Is the 11⁄2"-thick flange on commercial Red-I™ I-joists sufficient for the nail penetration required by building code diaphragm tables?

Yes. A 11⁄2"-thick (or thicker) flange meets the fastener penetration requirements stated in building code diaphragm tables such as IBC Table 2306.3.1. For other building codes, calculations per the 2001 ANSI/AF&PA National Design Specification for Wood Construction consider fastener penetration into the main member and show that a 11⁄2" penetration does not reduce the lateral nail capacity.

q5 Does RedBuilt™ provide any rated fire assembly details?

Yes. RedBuilt™ provides a number of fire assembly details, which can be downloaded here.

q6 Where are the allowable holes for the I65, I90 and I90H?

11⁄2" knockouts at approximately 12" on-center available in most joist series. Joists may be oriented with knockouts at top or bottom.

q7 Are tapered and cambered Red-I™ I-joists available?

Yes. RedBuilt™ offers the Red-I65T™ series I-joist in a single slope, tapered profile to provide minimum roof slopes for drainage. For more details, refer to our Tapered Joist Design Guide. A nominal camber can also be built into some Red-I™ I-joist products (see Red-I™ I-Joist Descriptions on page 4 of the Red-I Joist Specifier’s Guide); contact your RedBuilt™ representative for more information.

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