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Archibald Timber Structures started into business in 1981 and incorporated in 1984. We work in commercial and industrial construction and specialize in Glulam beam panelized roof structures, wood floor systems and seismic retrofit work. We also perform wood framing on projects where we are installing the roof structure and or floor system.

Archibald Timber Structures is a closely held family owned California Corporation.

President: Don Archibald started in the panelized roof structure industry in 1963 when all panelized roof structures were still installed in 4'x8' sections one piece at a time. He also worked in the field and worked on the first crews that started pre building 8'x20' sections. He also has constructed, overseen and built over 50,000,000 square feet of panelized roof structures.

Wood roof structures

  1. Panelized roof structures:
  2. Wood truss roof structures with either wood I-Joist or open-web trusses

Wood framed vertical commercial & industrial construction: Over 2,000,000 square feet of wood framed shopping centers.

Wood floor systems: Industrial & office buildings. Depending on the engineering design, the floor system can be installed on wood framed walls, steel beams with wood nailers attached or glulam beams. We would then install solid sawn floor joist, wood I-Joist or open-web trusses. With wood floor systems, they can be designed to support your normal office loads or they can be designed to support storage loads. With glulam beam floor joists a heavy storage load can be achieved.

Seismic retrofit: Archibald Timber Structures has been involved in seismic retrofit work since 1983 in Los Angeles. We have retrofitted over 1,000,000 square feet of buildings, from 2,000' and up. Don Archibald worked closely with Simpson Strong Tie in helping to establish a uniform seismic hardware program for retrofit work. When Simpson Strong Tie Company needed to do seismic retrofit work on their Brea facility they chose Archibald Timber Structures to perform the retrofit work. This work was performed while the facility was in full operation. When Simpson Business Park in Brea was constructed (which consisted of 6 Buildings) Archibald Timber Structures was selected for the panelized roof structure construction, most of these buildings are now owned and occupied by Simpson Strong-Tie Company.

Design Assistance: Archibald Timber Structures works closely with your engineer or one of many highly qualified independent engineers to help ensure an efficient as well as economical system is selected for your next project.

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