western frame

platform framing

platform frame
A system of framing for a building of wood construction several stories high, in which the studs are only one story high; the floor joists for each story rest on the top plates of the story below or on the soleplate of the first story; the bearing walls and partitions rest on the subfloor of each story, i.e., rest on the rough floor that serves as the base for the finish floor. Also called western framing. Compare with balloon framing.
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Deep critiques of the western ideology of nature have been established (Smith, 1998) but this volume moves beyond these critiques and attempts to develop further understandings of nature that are not fixed within a western frame but include perspectives such as Daoist and Buddhist practice.
The new dedicated facility will accommodate MBA and PhD students and key teaching staff on an elevated site located on the western frame of the University s ceremonial forecourt.
Many Western observers who try to describe and prescribe business or management practices in China exhibit a strong tendency to assess the situation based on a Western frame of reference while neglecting the political, economic, and social differences between China and their home countries.
182) that, he suggests, is indicative of a western frame of mind.
It is, he writes, a quality which in a western frame would fall (awkwardly) into an aesthetic category, that is to say it generates a particular feeling-tone.
It reverses the dominant Western frame of discussion, locating the most intimidating and destructive forms of terrorism in the Western states and their clients and in the needs of the global political economy dominated by the West.
College London, UK) notes, discussions of ethics and morality abstracted from specific cultural contexts often take for granted a Western frame of reference.

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