Open Web Joists Vs. Wood i-beams
Just wondering if I could get feedback from those of you working on your home's specification or in the process of building .... did you use / are you planning to use open web trusses or will you be using solid (wooden) i-beams? I have been trying to educate myself on the differences. I know 2 of the builders we are talking with use open web trusses, but the 3rd says solid i-beams are stronger and therefore he does not use open web. My initial reaction (to the 3rd builder) is that over-engineering (using i-beams if you could use open web) does not guarantee a "better" build, but I am not educated on the subject. Can any of you help me make an educated decision? If either are sufficient, but one is cheaper and easier to use (open web), why not use it?