Photos: Mississippi State Architecture Students Design Trusses

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Originally Published by: Linda Brown Engineer at Southern Pine Inspection Bureau — November 20, 2023
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Editor's Note: Below is a LinkedIn social media post by Linda Brown with the Southern Pine Inspection Bureau (SPIB) that showcases a truss design contest at Mississippi State University.

I had a great time watching the tests of the trusses made by Mississippi State architecture students! They had a $30 budget to get materials to build a truss to span 72", no more than 14" tall, made primarily of wood. The truss with the highest load:weight ratio will win. Some had ratios of 250 or 300, or as low as 4. Some very "creative" designs!