Sill and Floor Construction
|A method of framing where the floor joists form a platform on which the walls rest.
|Post and Beam Construction
|Uses posts, beams, and planks as framing members that are larger and spaced farther apart than conventional framing members.
What is the most common type of framing?
Why is platform framing used more extensively than balloon framing?
Balloon framing has less vertical shrinkage from drying out of the wood, while platform framing is easier and safer to erect, uses shorter lengths of lumber for studs, and is automatically firestopped, for which reasons it has become the method of choice. Why is little added firestopping required in platform framing?
What is another name for platform framing?
Platform framing (also known as western framing) is the most common framing method for residential construction where each floor of a pole barn or conventional building is framed independently by nailing the horizontal framing member to the top of the wall studs.
What are the different types of framing construction?
Building framing is divided into two broad categories, heavy-frame construction (heavy framing) if the vertical supports are few and heavy such as in timber framing, pole building framing, or steel framing; or light-frame construction (light-framing) if the supports are more numerous and smaller, such as balloon,
When was the beam and column invented?
Many ancient civilizations used to employ a system of columns and beams. In the Bronze Age (3000-1000 BCE), Egyptian, Assyrian, and Minoan columns with various structural elements appeared. For example, the Minoans used columns to construct open-plan areas, light wells, and religious rites.