The Metwood 2810HR is a joist reinforcer that allows up to a 6-inch hole to be placed through a 2×10 floor joist. Its main purpose is to allow plumbing, HVAC, and other utilities to be placed through the floor joists. To avoid the need to reroute the utilities and add additional time to the project, the 2810HR Reinforcer can be utilized to meet the new code requirements. The product is a two-piece unit and can be installed around utilities already in place. Metwood has obtained a Code Compliance Research Report for use across the country without additional engineering support.