Advanced Framing Techniques: Optimum Value Engineering

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Optimum Value Engineering (OVE) is construction design that uses less wood and natural resources, but delivers superior strength and quality. OVE is sometimes call Advanced Framing Design because the techniques of OVE apply primarily to stick framing in residential construction.

Created by the National Association of Home Builders, these techniques can be used to create corners, boxes, reinforcing supports, and other joists with a minimum of wood.

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  • Cost savings with OVE techniques
  • Increased energy performance
  • Basic OVE techniques
  • Step-by-step instructions

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