Performance

Trusses provide a cost-effective, responsive solution to concrete formwork.

An unusual design project gives this CM international exposure.

Getting information up front on sprinkler systems can ease the design process.

CM increases profit with pre-designed shear blocking panels.

A framer shares how wall panels grew his business.

Continuous insulation (ci) and cavity insulation products are both sold with R-value ratings, but the way these two products are used in wall construction means they do not have the same effectiveness.

Remember: when you calculate the fire resistance of component assemblies, you have options!
 

Homebuilders are shifting their focus, and that’s good news for component manufacturers.

One analytical tool that can help you consistently determine code compliance and reliable performance is the freely available wall calculator developed by the Applied Building Technology Group (ABTG). 

Since FRTW studs are allowed in wall assemblies that are otherwise defined as non-combustible, building and truss designers often confront the question does a joint between the wall and the roof or floor assembly mean that those elements of the building also require noncombustible material, like FRTW? To answer this, we need to study the IBC