scissors truss

scissors truss

[′siz·ərz ‚trəs]
(building construction)
A roof truss in which the braces cross like scissors blades.

scissors truss

A type of truss used to support a pitched roof; the ties cross each other and are connected to the opposite rafters at an intermediate point along their length. See also: Truss

scissors truss

scissors truss
A type of truss used to support a pitched roof; the ties cross each other and are connected to the opposite rafters at an intermediate point along their length.
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However, trusses really shine when it comes to versatility, like the scissors truss in Fig.
By slightly rotating stock scissors trusses, he said, the roof slopes to human scale on one side and is steeper where the press hall is located.
The clear Oregon cedar braces help support roof loads and form scissors trusses that resist racking--making up for strength lost because of the windows.