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APA Presents Advanced Framing Techniques at International Builders' Show

Discussion focuses on techniques for efficient, cost-effective framing practices featured in APA's Advanced Framing Construction Guide.

APA Engineered Wood Specialists Bob Clark and Karyn Beebe, P.E., LEED AP, presented a seminar on advanced framing to a crowd of more than 200 at the 2013 International Builders Show in Las Vegas on January 23.

The presentation, Advanced Framing: Time to Green-up Your Structure, presented for the second year at the show, focused on methods to increase cavity insulation to meet more stringent energy codes and the thermal bridging requirements of Energy Star 3 without compromising the strength and durability of homes. Advanced framing with 2x6 wood studs spaced 24 inches on center, combined with wood structural panel sheathing, is one of the most cost-effective solutions for builders trying to balance increasingly stringent energy codes with structural building code requirements.

Many of the details presented in the seminar are featured in the Advanced Framing Construction Guide, Form M400, an APA publication now available for free download. Additional content from the seminar was previously presented by Clark last September in two one-hour web programs that drew 279 attendees. An archived copy of this advanced framing webinar is available to view at PerformanceWalls.org.

Clark also recently sat down with Rob Heselbarth, Editorial Director of Residential Design + Build magazine, to discuss the benefits of advanced framing. That interview is featured at www.forresidentialpros.com.

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