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How it Works: Wall Framing

In this "How It Works" column, engineer Rob Munach defines and describes the components of advanced wall framing. The use of advanced-framing techniques  reduces energy losses, resource consumption, and construction costs. However, it may not be enough to withstand extreme loads, such as a falling tree. The components of advanced framing include top plates, header hangers, sheathing, king studs, rim joists, mudsills, cripples, floor joists, studs, sill plates, and headers.

From Fine Homebuilding214 , pp. 18-19