TechSpec: Advanced Framing Techniques

Advanced Framing, also known as Optimum Value Engineering (OVE), refers to a series of techniques designed to use less lumber in framing a house, thereby reducing material cost and use of natural resources, and increasing the level of insulation as a result.

OVE advanced framing techniques include studs spaced at 24” oc ; 2-foot modular design that reduces cut-off waste from standard-sized building materials; in-line framing that reduces the need for double top plates; building corners with two studs; and using insulated headers over exterior building openings (or using no headers for non-load bearing walls).

OVE Advanced Framing Techniques
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