Framing

I-beam: One of two steel beams shaped like an "I" that provide the main support and constitute the main structural element of the chassis or trailer..

Marriage or mating wall: The joint between two sections of a double-section or triple-section home.

Piers: Short columns of masonry or steel that provide support between the footing and the main beam.

Rim joist: The outermost joist around the perimeter of the floor framing.

SHEAR WALL: A GENERAL TERM FOR WALLS THAT ARE DESIGNED AND CONSTRUCTED TO RESIST RACKING FROM SEISMIC AND WIND BY USE OF MASONRY, CONCRETE, COLD-FORMED STEEL OR WOOD FRAMING.

Options 

  • Steel Framing 
  • FRAME CAD https://framecad.com/en/home  
    • A New Zealand technology of building with low weight metal outer shell. Perks is light weight, made to order, non-flammable, nontoxic (no formaldehyde). Cons include more expensive, cant nail into frame, loss in insulation value.  
  • Volstruckt zac.siegler@volstrukt.com www.vostrukt.com  

Framing guidelines, see point 7

Teresa Baker