BIS included insightful Pop-Up Education presentations that covered a range of topics from discussions of how mobile apps are transforming home building; what you need to know about solar: code requirements to future trends; advanced framing
techniques; minimizing costs & increasing efficiency; CEU workshops; to design trends for 2017 among other topics.
And, of course, we will use "advanced framing
" (see "Advanced Framing
," ASHRAE Journal, November 2009) with the structural frame completely sheathed with structural wood sheathing-oriented strand board (OSB).
The Casita uses timber frame construction and advanced framing
techniques to reduce the wood required by forty percent.
The Extreme Makeover home will include a geothermal heat pump as a renewable energy source, Energy Star[R]-rated appliances to conserve water as well as energy, native and drought-resistant landscaping, a sealed duet system, advanced framing
techniques that use fewer raw materials and ventilation features that help create better indoor environmental quality.
Another response has been the reinvigoration of the optimum value engineering (OVE) concept, also called advanced framing
. This is a careful approach to wood design meant to reduce the volume of wood in a building, and to reduce waste.
Examples of these techniques (all of which are code approved) include advanced framing
, raised-heel trusses, airtight drywall approach, frost-protected shallow foundations, and optimizing window design.
Now that so much of what it takes to go truly green is in the mainstream supply channel, the premium cost to build environmentally friendly homes on a comprehensive level has plummeted to the low single digits--and even less if builders employ advanced framing
and other efficient building practices.
The schools listed below provide basic to advanced framing
classes and offer convenient schedules in locations across the United States and Canada.
of Bentonville is a new dealer for Advanced Framing
Systems of Monroe, Ga.
The project's resource-friendly construction began with a tree preservation plan for the site (which was ultimately certified as a backyard wildlife habitat) and included advanced framing
techniques to conserve lumber; utilized recycled-content materials such as concrete and insulation; and incorporated an abundance of reclaimed materials throughout the home's interior and exterior design.