New Advanced Framing Construction Guide Available
Advanced framing, a system of construction framing techniques designed to optimize material usage and increase energy efficiency, is featured in the new APA publication, Advanced Framing Construction Guide, Form M400.
Homes built with advanced framing techniques are more resource efficient and offer more space for cavity insulation than similar structures built with conventional framing. When combined with continuous wood structural panel sheathing, advanced framing provides a cost-effective framing system that produces energy efficient homes without compromising structure strength or durability.
This guide details several advanced framing techniques, including 2x6 wood framing spaced 24 inches on center, insulated three-stud corners, two-stud corners with ladder blocking, wall intersection options, single headers, single top plates, and eliminating unnecessary materials. Many of these techniques can be adopted independently
free PDF download from APA's Publication Library. http://www.apawood.org/pdfs/do...ame=managed/M400.pdf