How to Add Energy Efficiency to Rough Framing

Building Plans for Advanced Framing

Reduce thermal bridging by using less lumber and more insulation β€” and you’ll get improved energy efficiency and comfort as bonuses

The point of advanced framing, also known as optimum value engineering (OVE), is to frame a house so that it meets its structural requirements without wasting material.

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Warm rim joists help to keep floors warm. Warm floors are more comfortable. See section 6 below.

These 23 construction details will help you get the most from your lumber by keeping your framing crew on the same page.

ADVANCED FRAMING DETAILS IN THIS PACKAGE:

1. CONCEPTUAL DRAWINGS
2. HEADERS
3. SHEAR BRACING
4. WALL INTERSECTIONS
5. OUTSIDE CORNERS
6. RIM JOISTS
7. TOP PLATES

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