Quality Control Programs

These programs help component manufacturers monitor the quality of their trusses and provides their plants a data management system.

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Wood Truss QC
Wood Wall Panel QC
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Digital QC

SBCA Digital QC early release software is ready for distribution to SBCRI 3rd Party licensees.

SBCA Update Video: Lohse Provides Update on Digital QC

10/28/2021

Why SBCA Digital QC
  • Truss joints are being scrutinized more critically in the field
  • CMs desire data to prove manufacturing performance
  • QC accuracy evaluated anywhere in the construction process at any time
Someone holding an ipad using the digital qc program and taking a photo of a truss
What & How
  • Digital algorithms are quick, accurate & objective 
  • A small, rugged tablet, photographs & digitally inspects “Critical Joints”
  • Takes 1/4 the time compared to traditional inspection
  • Uses SBCA-unique-algorithms
  • Limits human subjectivity & error
  • Provides continuous improvement feedback loop
  • Measure, compare, manage
Measure to Manage – Do you immediately  know when:
  • A machine is not pressing plates well; why?
  • Crew #12 is having trouble with tooth roll;  root cause?
  • Certain joints are out of control; why?
  • Crew #1 has three new team members & QC is affected; training?
Screen shot of the digital qc program
Real-time dataRoot Cause Evaluation then Solution
  • QC dashboard control charts & graphs lead to better decisions
  • Create QC benchmarks for quick operation evaluations

Value to Component Manufacturers
  • Synonymous with truss quality for:
    • Truss Buyers
    • Architects
    • Engineers
    • General Contractors
    • Framers
    • Building Officials
  • Data helps show field issue causation
  • Reduce jobsite quality disputes and backcharges
  • Truss repairs do not have to be free

Wood Truss QC

Wood Truss QC logo

The SBCA In-Plant Wood Truss QC program helps manufacturers monitor the quality of trusses they manufacture and provides the plant with a data management system. The program consists of inspecting trusses and entering the data into the software program, allowing you to store data and create reports to assess plant quality. This program also offers an official SBCA In-Plant Wood Truss QC 100% voluntary certification.

Read through some frequently-asked questions  and find out how this program gets you closer to SCORE

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Wood Wall Panel QC

Find out how this program gets you closer to SCORE!The SBCA Wall Panel QC program helps manufacturers monitor the quality of wall panels they manufacture and provides the plant with a data management system. The program consists of inspecting wall panels and entering the data into the software program, allowing you to store data and create reports to assess plant quality. This program also offers an official SBCA Wall Panel QC 100% voluntary certification.

Check out the SBCA Wall Panel QC brochure for additional information.


Steel Truss QC

SBCA’s Cold-Formed Steel Council (CFSC) provides supporting documentation relating to Cold-formed steel (CFS) truss quality control.

These are the items included in a steel truss QC inspections review:

  • Member types and thicknesses
  • Truss dimensions including span, height, right and left heels
  • Total fastener count
  • Joint and connections including number and size of fasteners, spacing and location of fasteners, number of fasteners with exposed threads and stripped threads, and a variety of types of gaps depending on the joint type

Steel Wall Panel QC

Cold-formed steel truss table

VERSION 1.0 – RELEASED JUNE 2009

This program helps manufacturers monitor the quality of the wall panels they manufacture and provides the plant with a data management system. The program consists of inspecting wall panels and entering data into the software program, allowing you to store data and create reports to assess plant quality.

BENEFITS OF CFSC QC WALL PANEL (PDF)

PROGRAM SUPPORT DOCUMENTS:

CFSC QC Wall Panel Inspection Form (PDF)
CFSC QC Wall Panel Manual (read-only) (PDF)
CFSC QC Wall Panel AC10 add-on (DOC)
CFSC QC Wall Panel AC10 add-on COMPLETED EXAMPLE (PDF)
Sample Completed Inspection (PDF)
Wall Panel Inspection Procedure Summary (PDF)