Why A Truss?

     The Wood Truss Council of America, in cooperation with the Building Systems Council of NAHB, sponsored the 'Framing the American Dream' TM project to better understand wood framing. It was the first time two identical house plans were completely framed using two different methods; one stick built and the other with wood trusses and wall panels.

Here's what the project taught us:

Construction Cost
Comparison
Prefabricated Components
Stick Frame
Savings
Jobsite Man Hours
148
401
253
@ $20/hour
$3,460
$8,020
$4,560
Board Feet of Lumber
15,1000
20,400
5,300
Total Cost of Lumber and Components
$14,457
$12,928
($1,529)
Jobsite Waste
4 yards
17 yards
13 yards
$15/yard plus man-hour
$100
$425
$325
Total Framing Cost for 2,600sq house
$18,017
$21,373
$3,356
Prefabricated Components Relative Savings 16%
Source: Wood Truss Council of America, 1996


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