By Kelly Gutting, Technical Director, Truss Plate Institute

The approval and implementation of new standards in 2002 from the Truss Plate Institute. The article reviews The American National Standards Institute Board of Standards Review approval of ANSI/TPI/WTCA 4-2002 “National Standard and Recommended Guidelines on Responsibilities for Construction Using Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses” as well as a new quality standard. (Nov. 2002 – 1102-FN-RT.pdf)