Structural Systems

Building the home's structure properly is the most important thing you can do to ensure its future value. Besides the necessity for the home to be safe and sturdy, making sure that no large repairs will need to be made later is desirable for the homeowner.

January 09, 2017

By facilitating and requiring collaboration among all construction trades, builders can mitigate the expense of framing rework and better avoid the consequences of the skilled labor shortage

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December 19, 2016

“Build a Better Home: Moisture Resistant Wall Construction” outlines sources of moisture in wood wall construction

Photo: Monik Markus/Creative Commons

November 14, 2016

As many as 400 property owners will not receive financial assistance from the state, FEMA, or insurance providers

August 24, 2015
August 21, 2015

During its August 1-14 community event, the Timber Framers Guild will erect this 48-by-85-foot, open-air pavilion to shelter a weekly farmer’s market and other community events and activities. Illustration: Timber Framers Guild.

August 04, 2015

Are you a builder who's never experienced the excitement of cutting and raising timbers? Here's an event for you.

December 23, 2014

FlatWrap HP from Benjamin Obdyke is a commercial-grade water-resistive barrier with enhanced UV and tear resistance.


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