Frame construction

Frame construction

Any type of construction in which the building is supported mainly by a frame, and not mainly by load-bearing walls. Balloon-framed lumber houses, steel-framed buildings, and reinforced concrete frame buildings all belong in this category.

frame construction

Any building primarily supported by wood or steel structural members, or some combination thereof; see steel-frame construction and wood-frame construction.
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Contract notice: pu 140 - metal / glass frame construction, facade of the 2 glass transitions, demolition performance
Findings could support the development of commercially available connectors holding the potential to simplify precast wall and frame construction.
Graphic Guide to Frame Construction, fourth edition
The orderpicker range includes high-, medium- and low-level models with heavy-duty welded steel frame construction, stress tested, hot-rolled mast channels and leak free O-ring face seals for durability.
Unit features heavy-duty tubular carbon steel frame construction for strength and durability and is adjustable for future bag size flexibility.
Its rigid, robust anodized aluminum frame construction features user-friendly operations and a compact footprint.
The delegation traveled to Shanghai, visiting Canada Wood, a large floor manufacturing plant and a vocational school that trains students in wood frame construction. Other meetings included a visit to the Shanghai Federation of Trade and Commerce and Board of Trade and a tour of a home improvement big box store.
The Pack Mule BCG-6200 electric tow vehicle's heavy duty, steel uni-body frame construction can tow up to 8,000 pounds.
As its name implies, timber frame construction is a method of building that relies on a timber frame as a basic means of structural support.
Perhaps more importantly, the latest technology has automated the steel frame construction market.
Topics discussed include site work, demolition and excavation, foundations and pilings, steel framed structures and roofs, timber frame construction, form work, cladding and domestic housing construction.
The company believes the new ILoft system, which does away with the need for installing steels into the roof space, will revolutionise the loft conversion process for the builder and home owner alike, with the finished structure being every bit as robust as the traditional steel girder method and it can be difficult to install--such as the timber frame construction houses--previously a difficult conversion detail.