Alternative Framing Materials in Residential Construction
DIANE Publishing - 99 pages
Presents 3 alternative technologies for conventional residential construction: foam-core structural sandwich panels, light-gauge metal framing, and welded-wire sandwich panels. The feasibility, quality, and costs associated with each method are evaluated. By evaluating the design and construction of homes with alternative materials, this report will stimulate builders to investigate building materials options more thoroughly. Background chapter discusses the use and costs of lumber in residential construction. Directory section. 75 tables and photos.
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alternative materials Appendix baseline houses Brace builders Building California Wood-Frame components conventional wood-framed house Del Webb demonstration home Desert Hot Springs dimensional lumber Equipment Costs exterior walls FASCIA BY SUBCOMPONENT Fasten framing composite price framing members FRAMING UNIT COSTS gable Georgia Wood-Frame insulation Jobsite Cleaning Labor Costs Lumber prices Lunch/Break manufacturers Means Residential Cost MH/LF Table MH/SF oriented strand board P.O. Box PANEL TIME DATA PANELS VERSUS CONVENTIONAL percent PF&D Photo plywood polyisocyanurate polystyrene polyurethane Production Support R-value Read Plans Rebar Residential Cost Data ridge beam ROOF FRAMING PRODUCTIVITY ROOF FRAMING UNIT roof panels Shear walls sheathing shotcrete Sill Plate square foot SUBCOMPONENT MAN-MINUTES SUMMARY OF WALLS Table 13 Talk Business Top Plate Total Costs Total Layout Total Productive Man-Hours trusses VERSUS CONVENTIONAL WOOD waferboard Wait Mate wall framing productivity wall panels wall studs Weighted Average Rate welded-wire sandwich panels wood framing WOOD-FRAME TIME DATA wood-framed house WWSP
Page 25 - These systems use either secondary horizontal members to distribute wind loads to the columns or lighter-weight steel fill-in studs between the columns.