Optimum Value Engineering — or simply advanced framing — has two main benefits.

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Information about best practices, framing materials and a transition guide give you an overview to some concepts that you can begin using today.

Green from the Ground Up

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Two-Stud Corners

One detail that is especially beneficial to the thermal performance of a house is a modified, two-stud corner that allows more insulation and blocks much of the thermal bridging in a conventionally framed corner. With less cold air inside the wall cavity, the chance of condensation and mold declines. Adding a layer of insulating sheathing to the outside of the building is an added benefit. Drywall clips or an extra piece of 1 in. x 4 in. catches the edge of interior drywall.

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