06 Feb '12, 11pm

Are there downsides to advanced framing techniques? #AskAPro #construction

We have used Advanced Framing Techniques (Optimum Value Engineering) quite a few times and haven't gotten too many complaints from builders . For those that don't know about Advanced Framing, the Department of Energy's fact sheet (here ) is a good place to start studying. Some of advanced framing's technology is as old as framing itself, like stacking your framing members, but research done by HUD and NAHB about forty years ago to reduce the cost of low income housing and increase energy savings made it what we use today. If you have a wise old experienced engineer, they might have even worked on HUD projects requiring it. Reduced framing factor If you train your labor force you can save costs in lumber and labor. But perhaps an even more compelling reason to use it, I think, is the reduction of the framing factor (heat loss through the framing) and the larger insulation s...

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