The following schedule of in-house and online training courses, provided by MiTek will be delivered  based on a minimum demand of four attendees.

We reserve the right to cancel scheduled in-house and online courses if the minimum demand of four attendees is not met with 1 weeks notice and accordingly, we recommend that all bookings for accommodation, transport and flights are made on a flexible basis.


In-house courses are delivered at our training room facility in Dudley, using the current release version of the MiTek software. MiTek will provide computers, notepads, refreshments and lunch each day during the training.  Customers are responsible for travel, accommodation and other expenses. 

Each course will begin at 9:00am prompt and end at 5:00p.m. Courses are limited to 16 people to ensure that quality time is spent with each individual.  The dress code during training courses is casual. 

Online courses will be delivered via the internet using, screen sharing software with verbal communications facilitated through either software or a local rate conference call provider.

Prerequisites: These requirements for each course are there to ensure all attendees arrive with the same minimum level of understanding of the topics being covered, thus allowing the course program to be followed.

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Introduction to Trusses:

Scope: This course is an introduction to trussed rafters for beginners in the truss industry.  It is structured to suit both designers and estimators and is a prerequisite to the MiTek Pamir roof  level one course. A summary test is used to gauge the attendees understanding of the points covered

Delivery: Self teach, using screen presentation materials and documentation that will be provided via a download link following enrolment.

Prerequisites: None.


  • Introduction and objectives
  • Basic roof construction principles
  • What is a truss? – Understanding the product
  • The advantages and applications of trussed rafters
  • Basic truss design principals and terminology
  • Practical limits and required information
  • General overview of the EC5 truss design code
  • Stress types and deflection
  • Truss loading types, load cases and combinations
  • Timber and plate design including splices.
  • Bracing considerations and stress reversal
  • Trigonometry refresher
  • Understanding roof features
  • Practical roof framing
  • Roof scheduling
  • Practical roofing considerations and common problems
  • Project steps and design responsibility
  • Reading working drawings
  • The designers’ checklist for processing a job from enquiry to order
  • Course summary
  • Summary assessment for certification
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30 November
8:00 am - 5:00 pm