Alternatives to Lumber and Plywood in Home Construction

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DIANE Publishing, 1994 - 61 pages
Identifies a number of alternative materials or building systems that can be used in residential construction under most current building codes, as well as emerging technologies that should be commercially available in the near future. Covers: steel framing, concrete systems, foam core structural sandwich panels, engineered wood products, and a host of emerging technologies, including: plastics, gridcore, scrimber, and more. 28 drawings and photos.

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Page 42 - NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOME BUILDERS 1201 15th Street NW, Washington DC 20005. 202/822-0200.
Page 60 - The Society of the Plastics Industry 1275 K Street, NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20005 (202) 371-5282 I am CE O'Connell, President of the Society of the Plastics Industry, Incorporated.
Page 36 - American Iron and Steel Institute, 1101 17th Street NW, Suite 1300, Washington DC 20036-4700, and Steel Plate Fabricators Association, 3158 Des Plaines Avenue, Des Plaines, IL 60018 Appendix III.
Page 12 - Panels Panels for construction and industrial applications can be manufactured in a variety of ways: as plywood (cross-laminated wood veneer), as composites (veneer faces bonded to reconstituted wood cores), or as nonveneered panels (including waferboard, oriented strand board, and certain specific classes of particleboard). Some grades of veneered panels are manufactured under the provisions of US Product Standard PS1, Construction...
Page 13 - Association performance standards that establish performance criteria for specific designated onstruction applications. These APA Performance-Rated Panels are easy to use and specify because the recommended end use and maximum support spacings are clearly indicated in the APA trademark.
Page 42 - In the past, the above-grade use of concrete in residential construction has been limited to moderate climates because of concrete's relatively low insulative properties.
Page 66 - Conventional construction typically calls for double floor joists under nonload-bearing partitions that are parallel to the floor joists. However, where...
Page 43 - National Precast Concrete Association 825 East 64th Street Indianapolis, IN 46220 (317) 253-0486...
Page 52 - Generally, blocks are insulated by using one of two methods: 1. placing a fill material in the blocks as the wall is built or 2.

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