Alternative Framing Materials in Residential Construction

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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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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.
Page 25 - Panels can be made in the shop or in the field. A jig is developed for each type of panel. Steel studs and joists are ordered incut-to-length sizes for most panel work.
Page 7 - GTT is a work measurement procedure for multiple activities that allows one observer using a stop watch to make a detailed elemental time study on an entire work crew at the same time.

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