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Advanced Framing Methods: The Illustrated Guide to Complex Framing Techniques, Materials and Equipment

ISBN: 978-0-87629-618-9
246 pages
May 2002
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Description

A "framer-friendly" approach to advanced framing elements, this book includes: 
  • Advanced framing layout
  • Complex walls, roofs, and stairs
  • Earthquake and hurricane protection
  • New building code requirements
  • Advanced framing materials, including composite woods and pre-engineered building components
  • Safety & equipment on larger, more complex framing jobs

With guidance for lead framers on:

  • Job preparation and organization
  • Crew management
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Chapter 1 The Lead Framer.

Chapter 2 Preparing for the Job.

Chapter 3 Getting Started.

Chapter 4 Managing the Crew.

Chapter 5 Advanced Framing: Layout.

Chapter 6 Advanced Framing: Rafters.

Chapter 7 Advanced Framing: Stairs.

Chapter 8 Advanced Framing: Rake Walls.

Chapter 9 Wind & Earthquake Framing.

Chapter 10 Engineered Wood Products.

Chapter 11 Building Code Requirements.

Chapter 12 Safety.

Glossary.

For Reading and Reference.

Index.

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Author Information

Scot Simpson has 30 years' experience in residential and commercial construction and has been president of his construction firm for 22 years. He developed and refined the course of instruction in this book as a method for training his own crews. Scot has written numerous articles for construction publications, and worked with the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute to produce a framing video. He has a Master's Degree in Business Administration and is a member of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). He has framed houses, apartments, hotels, schools, fire stations, shopping centers, and other commercial buildings.
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