Building a high-quality home doesn’t happen by accident. It takes an entire team of skilled professionals, both in the planning room and in the field, working together to craft a structure that will last for generations.
When most people think of construction, they visualize the wood framing of the building. Acting as the skeleton of the structure, the quality of the rough frame affects many other aspects of the building, including MEP systems, interior finishes and the building envelope. A critical mistake with this core structure can have a rippling effect on the entire project.
To help our homebuilder clients achieve their quality goals, Xpera Group has developed a continuing education training course focused on residential framing practice, based on our decades of experience in the field.
On behalf of one of our builder clients, Quality Assurance Director John Kyrklund recently led a Framing Module seminar to a packed room of superintendents at Simpson Strong-Tie’s Factory and Training Center in Riverside, CA.
The course touched on many aspects of wood-framed construction, with the goal of helping new superintendents with framing terminology and industry best practices, while also building on the knowledge base of experienced superintendents.
Some of the topics covered included:
- Balloon framing
- Engineered wood types
- Use of ties, straps, hangers and other hardware for load and non-load bearing walls
- Blocking techniques and requirements for framed openings and structural areas (doors, windows, corners, shear walls and roofing)
- Roof truss terminology
Xpera enjoys these opportunities to deliver extra value to our builder clients and to fostering a team-wide commitment to quality—the cornerstone of an effective quality assurance program.