Framing Guide Shows How to Meet Code
An illustrated guide on framing techniques developed by the NAHB Research Center and the NAHB Construction Technology Research Committee transforms code-required practices into simple, easy-to-use text and figures that enable builders, contractors and building officials to construct and inspect framing that meets all the provisions of the 2003 International Residential Code for areas not prone to earthquakes or heavy winds or snowfall.
The document was developed following Optimum Value Engineering principles, which use simple engineering-based techniques to achieve adequate strength, while helping to reduce the amount of waste generated at the construction site.
The guide was introduced in January at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla., and provided the basis for an educational session on “Picture Perfect Wood Framing — A Quality Job Every Time.” That session will be repeated at the NAHB Green Building Conference next month in
For more information, e-mail Joe Knarich at NAHB, or call him at 800-368-5242 x8366.