Platform framing

platform framing

[′plat‚fȯrm ‚frām·iŋ]
(building construction)
A construction method in which each floor is framed independently by nailing the horizontal framing member to the top of the wall studs.

Platform framing

A system for framing wooden structures in which the studs are only one-story high; the floor joists rest on the top plates of the story below, and the bearing walls and partitions rest on the subfloor of each story.

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.

platform framing, western framing

A method of timber building construction making use of a platform frame.
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This contract involved the design, manufacture and installation of all components (hot manifold, external tank, heart, feed chamber of the heart, heart stopper lid and platform framing and support required), the model MICAS (Instrumented Model of hot Astrid Collector).
The only significant changes since have been better tools (skill saws, nail guns) and platform framing, which we got in the 1950s.
Most homes today are built using a method called Western platform framing; you may know it as two-by-four or stick framing.
Two basic choices are available when building the substructure for a deck--traditional post and beam framing (also called drop beam or plank and beam) (Figure 29-12), or platform framing (also termed box or flush beam) (Figure 29-13).
Platform framing consists of a rim joist box that runs around the outside of a structure inside of which the joists are hung.
Platform framing also begins with the placement of ledger plate and posts for the deck.
Begin platform framing by using a joist hanger to connect a rim joist at one side of the deck to the ledger plate.
We used platform framing, pre-fab trusses and standard windows.
Platform framing involves the installation of posts (or other support method), attachment of a frame of joists to the posts, and hanging joists inside the box.
Supports may be attached to the outside edge or inside of the platform framing and may be extensions of the posts that support the platform.

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