Framing

Raised Heel Roof Framing Options That Make Space For Insulation

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Whether using roof trusses or stick framing a roof frame, if you make space above the exterior walls, your energy performance will thank you.

 

Framing Tips for Walls with Thick ZIPs

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Exterior insulation can create transition problems. Here are a few solutions

Building Shade Before Building a House

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Equatorial sun changes the priorities in a construction sequence

 

Airseal the Rim Joist and Wall Framing Connection

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Glue the rim joist, caulk the gaps, and overhang the wall sheathing to tighten this leaky building assembly

 

Gut Rehab and Addition Double the Size of A Minneapolis Foursquare

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This first video in the series focuses on the existing conditions and the demolition sequence. Following videos look at the foundation, framing, exterior shell, and exterior finishes.

Construction Disruption Collection: Robots, CNC Routing, and 3D Printing

Video showing the Guardian GT Big Arm robot

3D Printing is hereby put on notice that it is not the disruptive sweetheart of the construction world anymore. ROBOTS are everywhere.

 

Retrofitting a Hardy Frame Shear Panel

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Here’s how to stiffen walls that are too narrow to resist the force exerted by high winds and earthquakes.

A Robotic Layout Machine

This Roomba-like device can navigate a room and print complicated layout on the floor.

Seismic Retrofit: Soft-Story Construction in Berkeley, Calif

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Tie the walls to the foundation, the floor to the walls, and add shear strength for lateral support