Stunning home on Saltspring

This beautiful home on Saltspring Island, built by Wilco Construction, features engineered floors and trusses by Pacific Truss.

A new training facility for Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue

Pacific Truss was proud to be a supplier for the new training facility for the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue.

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Via CBC News / British Columbia

A long-awaited training centre for marine search and rescue volunteers from across B.C. is on track to open this spring near Victoria.

The Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue is a volunteer organization with nearly 1,200 members. It assists the Canadian Coast Guard and responds to a third of the marine emergencies on the B.C. coast.

The organization has been using borrowed space at the Canadian Coast Guard base in Victoria for training, but a dedicated facility — complete with an updated Fast Rescue Craft Simulator to provide realistic scenarios — will open this spring in East Sooke.

“Safety is our number one concern because our people tend to go out when everybody else is staying back at the dock,” said Rob Duffus, RCM-SAR director of marketing and communications.

The new facility could also help raise the profile of the organization, Duffus said, adding some people question why volunteers are involved in marine rescues.

“Obviously there are volunteer firefighters all over the province and nobody gives a second thought to the quality of service they provide,” he said.

“We are very proud of the service we provide to the public.”

The new facility in East Sooke could open as soon as April. There are future plans to add a dock and accommodations to the site.

The centre will provide training to volunteers from the RCM-SAR stations located in more than 40 communities on the West Coast and in the B.C. Interior.

RCM-SAR receives some funding from the Canadian Coast Guard, but relied largely on donations to build the new training centre.

A Hefty Delivery

Our Truline Truss delivery truck is loaded and ready to go with our customer’s substantial 60′ x 14′ engineered trusses.

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Large Garage in North Saanich

Pacific Truss supplies prefabricated wall panels, Simpson Strong Walls and engineered roof trusses for this sizeable garage being built by Wade Johnson Construction in North Saanich, BC.

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In the Highlands

Philco Construction is building this new home in the Highlands with Pacific Truss engineered floors, prefabricated walls and roof trusses.

 

In Saltair

JPL Construction are busy building this new home in Saltair, BC with engineered floors and prefabricated trusses supplied by Pacific Truss.

Duncan Addition

Pacific Truss supplies engineered trusses for an addition of a shop/dance studio for our happy customers whom we provided engineered products to a few years back.

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The plates have loosened or fallen off the bottom joints of some trusses. How can I repair that?

Q: I am with Re/Max in Qualicum Beach, but for many years I built homes on the Island. Today I was informed by a home inspector of a problem with trusses and on review all the joiners along the whole back centre section of a roof had failed. The metal clamps had either loosened off or in some cases fallen right off the truss leaving the roof very soft. We are looking for a solution to repair these joints that will pass future inspections, do you have any advice?

A: Wow!  That’s not good.  In order for the trusses to perform as intended, all the connector plates need to be in place! The connector plates must be factory installed and cannot be added or modified on site. The trusses will need to undergo a review by a structural engineer and could possibly be made good again by applying plywood gussets sized correctly for the forces in the joints. The engineer will be able to provide that information and seal for approval to pass future inspections.

Duncan

A new home in Duncan, BC being built by Gary Whitaker, features snazzy new engineered trusses by Pacific Truss.

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A shop to add to a barn

We’ve supplied trusses for this new shop being built by S&B Construction next to the matching barn that was built in the Spring.

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