wood-frame construction

wood-frame construction

Building construction in which exterior walls, load-bearing walls and partitions, floor and roof constructions, and their supports, are all built of wood. See balloon framing, iron framing, platform framing, post-and-beam framing, post-and-girt framing, western framing; also see timber-framed building, timber-framed house. Compare with steel-frame construction.
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"Due to its low cost and availability, wood-frame construction is extremely popular for building everything from apartment complexes to multiuse facilities," says Rothman.
Other sectors presenting potential opportunities for deeper commercial cooperation include: agriculture, education, clean technology, infrastructure and wood-frame construction. In 2016, Canada and Mongolia signed the Canada-Mongolia Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA), which will provide a more transparent and predictable regulatory environment for Canadian investors in Mongolia.
but we still have a lot of condos and single-family residences that are wood-frame construction so this storm will definitely be a test."
In North America, where wood-frame construction is common, wood's seismic advantages often are attributed to its light weight, redundant load paths, ductile connections, and detailing.
A similar scenario played out leading up to the adoption of six-storey wood-frame construction, which required research and demonstration projects to come online before the industry was fully accepting of it.
The complex will be built with five floors of wood-frame construction over a first-floor precast concrete pedestal.<br />The building will also have 55 underground parking stalls, and 25 stalls in a surface parking lot behind the building.<br />The project architect is St.
The walls, built to withstand machine gunfire, are made of wood-frame construction reinforced with rebar and concrete with a strength of 5,000 pounds per square inch.
The concrete structure serves several practical functions but also drives the home's aesthetic, helping make the argument for cast concrete homes as a compelling alternative to traditional light wood-frame construction. The Wash U--St.
Because of concrete's durability, the total lifecycle cost will be 19 percent lower than standard wood-frame construction, resulting in a higher internal rate of return.
With fewer builders today experienced in wood-frame construction, it is common for insurance companies to say they cannot insure a historic barn for its true replacement cost.
Studio Z uses traditional building techniques in new ways, working with wood-frame construction and high-quality components.