Application of Mitek wooden trusses.
During the existence of the technology of fastening wooden structural elements with metal connector plates, the use of these structures has spread not only to industrial but also to residential and agricultural sphere of construction.
Roofs of residential buildings.
The most common area nowadays is the design of roofs for residential buildings. This is a convenient way to make a roof and install it yourself without losing quality and beauty. It is also convenient to use trusses when reconstructing a roof without resettling the residents. You can either recreate the contours of the roof and quickly install trusses instead of old rafters, or replace a flat roof with a pitched roof.
Wooden structures (trusses) are used to construct roofs of any type and configuration. These are mainly various pitched roofs, but also flat roofs and complex curved surfaces. In our practice, in addition to conventional pitched roofs, we have manufactured domed structures, frame (portal), arched, and roofs with spatially complex asymmetrical surfaces. In addition, wooden trusses are actively used for interfloor floors in residential construction.
Ready-made attic floor.
A separate area is the use of trusses for the construction of an attic floor. Most often, this is a structure for adding a floor to a finished building during its reconstruction. With the help of prefabricated wooden trusses, you can quickly assemble an entire floor with a roof at once, without any architectural restrictions.
Another popular technology is the construction of an attic floor on a private house using an entire attic truss with an interfloor floor at once, which will become the frame of the roof, walls and ceiling.
Application on public and commercial buildings.
Since the MZP truss can easily cover a span of up to 30 m, they are often used for terraces, indoor sports grounds, stadiums or stages, for the construction of large sheds at production or trading sites, and for warehouses. Our project portfolio includes a wide variety of examples of structures:
- Restaurant halls and terraces;
- Sports and playgrounds;
- Roofs of sacred buildings;
- Stands and stages;
- Frames of industrial buildings;
One of the most exotic applications of wooden structures is the construction of sports grounds with an obstacle course (for example, for CrossFit, slides, jumps, etc.)
There are even examples of wooden structures being used for transport packaging, for example, to secure large-diameter pipes during transport.
Thanks to the wood’s resistance to difficult humidity and chemical conditions in livestock buildings, wooden trusses and frames are widely used in pigsties, poultry houses, cattle buildings, trusses are used for various sheds, for roofs in vegetable stores, and in fertiliser storage buildings (with a particularly aggressive environment).
Frames for formwork.
A separate area is the use of wooden trusses for non-standard formwork, or example, for large architectural forms (cantilevered elements, halls with spherical ceilings, unusual structural elements), construction of overpasses, bridge piers and small tunnels.
To summarise: wooden trusses are perfect for solving a variety of architectural and technical problems.
Restrictions on the use of wooden structures are usually associated with dynamic loads or specific operating conditions.