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Stairwell Opening Framing
Author: APA, 2001
File: Free Booklet, PDF 139 KB, 8 pages
Audience: Written for builders, designers, and homeowners with
some prior knowledge of traditional wood framing.
description of the main issues in optimum value engineering (OVE). These
strategies can increase energy efficiency and durability while reducing
the amount of wood used and framing costs. Considered an Energy Star compatible
advanced framing technique.
Issues covered include:
- stair opening framing in i-joist floor framing
- header types and sizing charts
Detail drawings & graphics include:
- stair opening framing diagrams
Guide: Performance Rated I-Joists is a more in-depth text about floor
framing with i-joists, but does not cover stair openings.