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Advanced Framing

Advanced framing techniques chapter includes:

  • Designing and engineering structures for efficient use of lumber and wood materials
  • Framing one- and two-story walls at 24” on center rather than at 16”
  • Aligning windows and other openings with framing layout
  • Use of box headers designed for loading conditions
  • Eliminating unnecessary studs, such as at corners and T-walls
  • Eliminating redundant framing such as drywall backer studs and ceiling blocking by using drywall clips.


Advanced Framing

Advanced framing was derived from Optimum Value Engineering, a set of efficient framing practices developed and promoted by the National Association of Home Builders Research Center since 1974.









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