Advanced house framing, sometimes called Optimum Value Engineering (OVE), refers to a variety of techniques designed to reduce the amount of lumber used and waste generated in the construction of a wood-framed house. These techniques also improve a home's energy efficiency. Advanced framing techniques create a structurally sound home with lower material and labor costs than a conventionally framed house. Additional construction cost savings result from reduced waste disposal, which also helps the environment.
Advanced framing actually replaces lumber with insulation material and maximizes the wall that's insulated, which improves the whole-wall thermal resistance or R-value. Some examples of advanced framing would be 2 x 6 walls on 24 inch centers, finger jointed stud use, t corners, single top plates and reduced headers on interior non load bearing walls. Advantage Development Co. is an award winning custom green builder in Asheville NC that has been employing Optimal Value Engineering in homes for years as a means to reduce energy usage. Visit our website to learn more about us http://www.advdevco.com/ and why we win awards.