Framing the American Dream®, a project sponsored by SBCA (formerly WTCA), individual component manufacturers, supplier companies, and the Building Systems Council of NAHB, featured two 2,600 square-foot homes built simultaneously. One was built using wood component systems framing, and the other fully engineered conventional stick framing. FAD side by sideIn this demonstration, builders spent 148 hours framing the home with components. In contrast it took 401 hours to construct the conventional home, 67% longer than framing with components. In the same way, 15,100 board feet were used to frame the component home, while 20,400 board feet of lumber were used to frame the conventional home, or 26% more lumber than in the component house. Scrap generated was 4 yards for the component home, and 17 yards for the conventional home. This project took place at the NAHB Show in Houston, Texas January 16 - 23, 1996.
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Take a look at the phased intelliVIEW releases and content in 2013 presented by Duncan Frost, Portfolio Manager at ITW Building Components Group.
Welcome to the Building Information Revolution!
Introducing INSTINCT – a collaborative workflow solution from ITW.
The information revolution has touched every part of the construction business - from sales, design, estimating, and production, to manufacturing, accounting, purchasing, communications and marketing. Yet in a world full of software and smart devices - the residential industry as a whole struggles to change, communicate and work together…That’s what INSTINCT is all about - working together.
Instinct is an open platform for change in the residential construction industry - Instinct is the digital home building process for the 21st century!
Gain an industry’s experts insiders perspective, listen in as Carlos Lozano, Equipment Sales Consultant at ITW Building Components Group, discusses the latest trends in equipment, production and plant efficiencies for the component industry.