Educate your market about possible truss configurations and correct terminology. Introduce those new to the industry to 23 widely-used truss profiles. A must-have for your sales department.

Truss Configurations flyer

This presentation provides a brief overview of what SBCA has learned from both the 1995 and 2015 Framing the American Dream projects. Use this material to give your audience the basic idea of the savings they can realize – in labor and materials –  by using structural building components.


This time-lapse video provides a side-by-side comparison of two identical homes being framed. The only difference between them is the house on the left was stick-framed on site, while the house on the right was framed using floor trusses, wall panels and roof trusses.  The video provides clear proof that structural components are the better way to frame.


The Framing the American Dream study shows that a stick-framed house creates nearly 30 times more jobsite waste than a component-framed house.

Waste: 15 cubic yards (stick), 1/2 cubic yard (component)

In each Framing the American Dream study, two identical buildings were framed, providing an apples-to-apples comparison of stick and component framing methods. This infographic focuses on what we learned in each area by the numbers. 


This project overview graphic provides  a quick visual representation of the time, labor and waste benefits of using components as well as a more in-depth look into the specific savings in each area based on both the 1995 and 2015 Framing the American Dream studies. This full-page infographic is great to use as a leave-behind with customers or presentation attendees to illustrate the full benefits of framing with components.

Framing the American Dream Infographic