advanced house framing techniques
Advanced house framing, sometimes called Optimum Value Engineering (OVE), refers to a variety of techniques designed to reduce the amount of lumber used and waste generated in the construction of a wood-framed house. These techniques also improve a home's energy efficiency.
Advanced framing techniques create a structurally sound home with lower material and labor costs than a conventionally framed house. Additional construction cost savings result from reduced waste disposal, which also helps the environment.
Depending on the builder, advanced framing techniques can be constructed individually or as a complete package. Fully implementing advanced framing techniques can result in:
It might be difficult to find a builder in your area who's experienced with
this type of construction. Some training may be required, and a builder's
initial use of these techniques may slow down construction.
When designing an energy-efficient home, you should consider using the whole-house systems approach if you aren't already.