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Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Know Your House: Components of Efficient Walls
Optimized framing. Wood framing began when wood was abundant and inexpensive, and a home's thermal efficiency wasn't a consideration. As a result, traditional wood framing uses far more material than it needs to, and the typical 3.5-inch wall thickness doesn't allow for as much insulation as is required for a thermally efficient house.More advanced framing techniques now use 2-by-6 wood studs in lieu of 2-by-4s, a single top plate and two studs in lieu of three stud corners. The benefits of using 2-by-6s include:Increased cavity space to accommodate more insulationStud spacing that's 24 inches instead of 16 inches on center, resulting in less overall materialTo ensure structural integrity and accommodate the installation of materials such as drywall and sheathing, special clips and connectors have been developed for this framing method. For example, metal splice plates can seam together the single top plate.Optimized framing also uses headers that are sized as needed to span door and window openings. While this has the benefit of reducing material costs, it also achieves a distinct architectural look, as taller windows and doors can be had.Next up in this series: the roof structure and how that defines the architecture of your home.More in Know Your House:Post and Beam ConstructionInsulated Concrete-Form ConstructionWhat Makes Up a Home's FoundationWhat Makes Up a Floor Structure
Eric Reinholdt, Architect added this to The Future of Smart Design: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle
Advanced framing. Many of us are guilty of relying on standard practice — “the way we’ve always done it” — but framing lumber represents such a large portion of the waste stream from buildings, it makes sense to rethink common practice. By using advanced framing techniques, we can substantially reduce the materials required for a residential building project. Using two stud corners, insulated headers and header hangers in lieu of jack studs; eliminating cripples; using single instead of double top plates; and other techniques can add up to significant material and cost savings.In addition to this helpful diagram, Build It Green offers an excellent common-sense guide to advanced framing techniques. Every piece of lumber we can eliminate from the structure is another material that the contractor doesn’t have to transport to the site and install, and then handle residual waste from it. The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) has estimated the potential for savings for a typical 2,000-square-foot home using advanced framing techniques as approximately $2,400 in framing material alone.See more about the components of an efficient wall

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September 9, 2014
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August 25, 2014
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August 13, 2014
Modern framing techniques that use less wood.
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August 11, 2014
Using two stud corners, insulated headers and header hangers in lieu of jack studs; eliminating cripples; using single instead of double top plates; and other techniques can add up to significant material and cost savings. In addition to this helpful diagram, Build It Green offers an excellent common-sense guide to advanced framing techniques. Every piece of lumber we can eliminate from the structure is another material that the contractor doesn’t have to transport to the site and install, and then handle residual waste from it. The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) has estimated the potential for savings for a typical 2,000-square-foot home using advanced framing techniques as approximately $2,400 in framing material alone.
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August 4, 2014
Advanced framing. Many of us are guilty of relying on standard practice — “the way we’ve always done it” — but framing lumber represents such a large portion of the waste stream from buildings, it makes sense to rethink common practice. By using advanced framing techniques, we can substantially reduce the materials required for a residential building project. Using two stud corners, insulated headers and header hangers in lieu of jack studs; eliminating cripples; using single instead of double top plates; and other techniques can add up to significant material and cost savings. In addition to this helpful diagram, Build It Green offers an excellent common-sense guide to advanced framing techniques. Every piece of lumber we can eliminate from the structure is another material that the contractor doesn’t have to transport to the site and install, and then handle residual waste from it. The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) has estimated the potential for savings for a typical 2,000-square-foot home using advanced framing techniques as approximately $2,400 in framing material alone.
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August 2, 2014
Using manufactured wood LVL to support more with less and be more energy efficient.
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August 1, 2014
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August 1, 2014
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July 31, 2014
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July 31, 2014
Advanced Framing Technique
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July 30, 2014
Advanced framing. Many of us are guilty of relying on standard practice — “the way we’ve always done it” — but framing lumber represents such a large portion of the waste stream from buildings, it makes sense to rethink common practice. By using advanced framing techniques, we can substantially reduce the materials required for a residential building project. Using two stud corners, insulated headers and header hangers in lieu of jack studs; eliminating cripples; using single instead of double top plates; and other techniques can add up to significant material and cost savings. In addition to this helpful diagram, Build It Green offers an excellent common-sense guide to advanced framing techniques. Every piece of lumber we can eliminate from the structure is another material that the contractor doesn’t have to transport to the site and install, and then handle residual waste from it. The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) has estimated the potential for savings for a typical 2,000-square-foot home using advanced framing techniques as approximately $2,400 in framing material alone.
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July 30, 2014
Research LVL timber and advanced framing - sustainable and cheaper
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July 30, 2014
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July 30, 2014
Advanced framing: 2 stud corners, insulated headers and header hangers in lieu of jack studs, eliminating cripples, using single instead of double top plates etc can have significant material and cost savings.
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July 30, 2014
Advanced framing. Many of us are guilty of relying on standard practice — “the way we’ve always done it” — but framing lumber represents such a large portion of the waste stream from buildings, it makes sense to rethink common practice. By using advanced framing techniques, we can substantially reduce the materials required for a residential building project. Using two stud corners, insulated headers and header hangers in lieu of jack studs; eliminating cripples; using single instead of double top plates; and other techniques can add up to significant material and cost savings. In addition to this helpful diagram, Build It Green offers an excellent common-sense guide to advanced framing techniques. Every piece of lumber we can eliminate from the structure is another material that the contractor doesn’t have to transport to the site and install, and then handle residual waste from it. The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) has estimated the potential for savings for a typical 2,000-square-foot home using advanced framing techniques as approximately $2,400 in framing material alone.
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Advanced framing technique for Basement remodel
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Advanced framing saves on materials reducing costs
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Using two stud corners, insulated headers and header hangers in lieu of jack studs; eliminating cripples; using single instead of double top plates; and other techniques can add up to significant material and cost savings.
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For better insulation and economic on wood
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May 12, 2013
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May 12, 2013
Just learned that stud spacing on 2x6 framing, can be 24 inches! Thereby using less material overall, while allowing for more insulation. Brilliant.
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Optimized framing. Wood framing began when wood was abundant and inexpensive, and a home's thermal efficiency wasn't a consideration. As a result, traditional wood framing uses far more material than it needs to, and the typical 3.5-inch wall thickness doesn't allow for as much insulation as is required for a thermally efficient house. More advanced framing techniques now use 2-by-6 wood studs in lieu of 2-by-4s, a single top plate and two studs in lieu of three stud corners. The benefits of using 2-by-6s include: Increased cavity space to accommodate more insulation Stud spacing that's 24 inches instead of 16 inches on center, resulting in less overall material To ensure structural integrity and accommodate the installation of materials such as drywall and sheathing, special clips and connectors have been developed for this framing method. For example, metal splice plates can seam together the single top plate. Optimized framing also uses headers that are sized as needed to span door and window openings. While this has the benefit of reducing material costs, it also achieves a distinct architectural look, as taller windows and doors can be had.
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Great info about framing a home
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2x6 for added insulation and less lumber use
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for basement exterior wall?
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New 2 X 6 on 24" center
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