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Making the Case for Framing Sheets

There’s A Document Missing From Your Workflow, And It’s costing you more than you think

Over the past 30 years or so I’ve noticed that some home builders (and architects who design homes) don’t see a value in developing framing sheets for house plan sets.  Instead, the home builder will have the lumber company provide header and beam sizes with their material take-off. The reason for this is simple—cost.  It appears to be a less expensive alternative to having an architect or engineer design the structural system. Unfortunately, this is a flawed approach to cutting cost, or as my dad would say, “penny-wise and pound foolish”  Read More