Graphical Construction Glossary >> Roofs and roofing. >> Roof Trusses >> Tie Rod Truss
An early 20Th century roof truss in Windermere UK. Tie rods are used here instead of a king post and also to replace the bottom chords of what would be a scissor truss. An ideal way to save weight and to give an overall lighter appearance to the exposed roof structure.
An early example of using a rod instead of solid member. An early 19Th century king rod truss. Note the purpose made cast iron fittings.
A modern glass Galleria type roof in Singapore that has remarkably few of these all wire scissor type trusses to stop the lattice framework from spreading.
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