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The Case for Wood-Frame Construction

A new publication outlines how to meet IECC energy efficiency requirements using wood-frame construction, CodeWatcher reports.

Engineered Wood

What to Select? Wood vs. Engineered Lumber

For years, builders have used traditional lumber to build homes, but ever since engineered wood products came into the picture, builders have been left wondering, Which one do I use for my projects? 

Making the Case for Framing Sheets

There's a document missing from your workflow, and it's costing you more than you think

Timber Framing

Notes From the Field: Five Common Framing Errors and How to Avoid Them

Mistakes in framing lead to structural and serviceability issues. Here are the most common errors, and how to eliminate them

Innovative Wall Systems Can Save Energy and Reduce Risk

Research and new methods are making it easier than ever to frame homes for lower utility bills and greater energy efficiency

New Guide for Building With Raised-Heel Trusses

The eight-page Raised-Heel Trusses for Efficient, Cost-Effective, Comfortable Homes (Form R330) offers detailed illustration and installation instructions, and describes how a raised-heel truss construction system can increase a home's structural and energy performance.

Lean Building

Advanced Framing for High Performance and Low Waste

On the path to increased efficiency, a builder learns new techniques

Glulam helps builders meet booming demand for multifamily construction

As the multifamily housing market booms, builders are increasingly turning to glulam to save time and money

Engineered Wood

The Science Behind the Strength

Using solid sections reduces the labor and cost of fastening a multiple member together

Custom Home Design

Modern Barn House Showcases Efficiency, Daylight, and the Indoor-Outdoor Connection

In designing the 7,500-square-foot house, Ric Stott, AIA set out to create a modern take on the potato barn.

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