Advanced Wall Framing: Build efficiently, use less material, and save energy

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Advanced framing refers to a variety of framing techniques designed to reduce the amount of lumber used and waste generated in the construction of a wood-framed house. Advanced framing techniques, sometimes called Optimum Value Engineering (OVE), have been researched extensively and proven effective. Both builders and home owners can benefit from advanced framing both during construction and the life cycle of the home. Download this document to learn about advanced framing techniques such as:

  • Stud spacing
  • Headers
  • Jacks
  • Inside and Outside Corners
  • Partition Connections to Exterior Walls (T-walls)
  • Intermediate Blocking
  • Single Top Plates

Also included is a discussion of the benefits of advanced framing techniques and advanced framing design considerations.

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