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A Builder's Guide - Extended Plate & Beam Wall System - 2016

A Builder's Guide: Extended Plate & Beam Wall System

Extended Plate and Beam (EP&B) is an advanced wall system developed by Home Innovation Research Labs (HI). The New York State Energy Research & Development Authority, Forest Products Labs and DOW Chemical have partnered with HI to test and optimize the system, and now bring you this guide with all the information you need to build a high-performing wall at reasonable cost and effort that meets or exceeds Energy Code prescriptive insulation requirements for all U.S. climate zones.

Published:
2016
 Construction Guide to Next Generation High Performance Walls in Climate Zones 3-5 - Part 2: 2x6 Walls

Construction Guide to Next Generation High Performance Walls in Climate Zones 3-5 - Part 2: 2x4 Walls

Part 2 of this Construction Guide to High-Performance Walls in Climate Zones 3-5 provides straightforward and cost-effective strategies to construct durable, energy-efficient walls. It addresses walls constructed with 2x4 wood frame studs, wood structural panel (WSP) sheathing as wall bracing and added backing for foam sheathing, a layer of rigid foam sheathing insulation up to 1.5 inches thick over the WSP, and a cladding system installed over the foam sheathing in low-rise residential buildings up to three stories high. Walls with 2x6 framing are addressed in Part 1 of the Guide.

Published:
2017
 Construction Guide to Next Generation High Performance Walls in Climate Zones 3-5 - Part I: 2x6 Walls

Construction Guide to Next Generation High Performance Walls in Climate Zones 3-5 - Part 1: 2x6 Walls

Part 1 of this Construction Guide to High-Performance Walls in Climate Zones 3-5 provides time-proven, practical, and cost-effective strategies for constructing durable, energy-efficient walls. It addresses walls constructed with 2x6 wood frame studs, wood structural panel (WSP) exterior sheathing, and a cladding system installed over WSP sheathing in low-rise residential buildings up to three stories high. Walls with exterior board insulation are addressed in Part 2 of the Guide.

Published:
2017
Construction Guide - The Wood Tornado Shelter - November 2018

Construction Guide - The Wood Tornado Shelter

The United States experiences more tornado activity than any other country in the world. Engineers at the USDA’s Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) have developed a residential tornado shelter that meets industry safety standards and can be built in an existing home by advanced DIYers. This step-by-step Construction Guide can be used by advanced DIYers and remodelers to build this shelter design in an existing home.

Published:
2018
TechSpec - The Wood Tornado Shelter

TechSpec: The Wood Tornado Shelter

The United States experiences more tornado activity than any other country in the world. Engineers at the USDA’s Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) have developed a residential tornado shelter that meets industry safety standards and can be built in an existing home by advanced DIYers. This TechSpec presents an overview of this tornado shelter’s design and construction process.

Published:
2018
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