Learn More About Advanced Framing
Less wood plus more insulation amounts to big savings
Advanced framing, also called optimum-value engineering (OVE), was developed decades ago as a way of saving materials and making more energy-efficient buildings, but many builders have been reluctant to adopt it. If you count yourself on that list but want to know more, APA–The Engineered Wood Association now offers an online video and a guide that can be downloaded for free.
In the 4-1/2-minute video below, senior engineered wood specialist Bob Clark and product support specialist Merritt Kline discuss the basics of advanced framing and explain how it can help make wood-framed buildings more efficient by eliminating unnecessary and redundant framing members and leaving more room for cavity insulation.
If you want more information, vist the APA’s page on advanced framing where you can read about the basic concepts as well as download the free Advanced Framing Construction Guide. It covers a number of OVE techniques, including wall intersections, single headers, two-stud corners, and single top plates. The APA offers a printed version for $2.
The APA maintains a library of related material at its website.
More videos and articles on advanced framing:
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