What are trusses?

Steel trusses are the key engineering feature within the rising engineering science contest. Indeed, long span structures with lightweight weight is that the main reason for the rise in the demand of trusses in the construction industry.

Since from the usage of steel as a construction material, thanks to its higher strength with lower mass, trusses took a significant role in the civil structures alongside the advancement of steel industry.

Over the past years and even for currently considering aesthetic feature these trusses are created with the timber planks as well. Steel roof trusses, bridges, electricity, and medium towers and even the structural frames are creating use of those trusses as their integral structural forms.

Production Flow Chart at AM Factory

Steel trusses are merely outlined as triangulation of members to form the stable structure. Triangulation is that the stable configuration mathematically. Generally, a truss has the members known as prime chord, bottom chord, vertical chord, and diagonal chord. the most functions of the trusses are:

  • Carrying the hundreds from the over structures
  • Providing adequate lateral stability to the complete structure.

Here is our general production flow chart at AM factory. All steps are controlled quality and verified before going next process following international quality standards (AU, US, CA, NZ, EU standards)

production flow chart

Typically, the members of the trusses are created as I sections, angles, T sections, Tube sections, box sections and channel sections. I sections are a lot of preferred as an optimized section in terms of the structural forces.

3 types of steel trusses

  • Simple truss – indicates a single triangular truss. These trusses are most frequently used because the roof trusses.

Steel Roof Truss

  • Planar truss – as the name implies it is a 2-dimensional truss. If all the members and therefore the nodes are during a planar surface, then this truss could be a planar truss.


  • Space frame truss – distinction to planar truss, the members and the nodes are placed within the 3-dimensional space. Electrical and telecom towers are the one among the best example that we tend to are seeing in the day-to-day life.


AM Industries Vietnam – Your trust partner in steel trusses fabrication

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  • Steel components
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  • Kitting & assembly
  • Steel water tanks / Steel silos
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