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Basics & Theory

Post-Frame Advantage: History Of Post-Frame Construction
US National Frame Building Association online infographic shows just how far the industry has come since the colonial Jamestown days.
Industry Sectors

BC LTBIA: BC Log & Timber Building Industry Association
BC Log & Timber Building Industry Association is the business association representing interests of BC logbuilding and timberframing companies.

NAHB: Log & Timber Homes Council
National Association of Home Builders new Log and Timber Homes Council represents the timber framing industry.

NFBA: US National Frame Building Association
National Frame Building Association represents post-frame construction, manufacturing, and marketing companies, as well as code and design professionals and is the only trade association representing the interests of the post-frame construction industry throughout the United States.

TFG: Timber Framers Guild
Timber Framers Guild is the trade association of the timber framing industry and offers introduction, ask the experts, events, FAQs, training, industry news, publications and links to more resources.
Information Sources

BC LTB: Technical Information On Log & Timber Building
BC Log & Timber Building Industry offers information & Resources on building with log and timber products and systems.

Open Directory: Links to Companies & Resources On Timber Framing
Open Directory offers links to timber framing resources and suppliers.

Post Frame Advantage: Resource Site On Post Frame Building
National Frame Building Association site Post Frame Advantage provides information and resources on post frame construction.

Timber Home Living: Consumer Magazine On Timber Homes
Timber Home Living a North American magazine offers timber home articles, plans, resources, and lists of builders and product suppliers.
Issues & Performance

BCLTB: Environmental Sustainability Of Log Homes
BC Log and Timber Builders says log and timber homes are a sustainable forms of construction.
Procedures

CWC: Design Information For Timber
Canadian Wood Council covers timber introduction, grades, sizes, Canadian & US design values, moisture control, and sources of more information. (PDF)

Fine Homebuilding: Raising A 12x16 Timber Frame Building
Fine Homebuilding article by Will Beemer, director of the Heartwood School in Massachusetts, describes a student exercise that involves all the major elements of timber framing: the construction and raising of a 12x16 structure. Here you will find some tips for timber framing, a Parts list, and a photo-essay of a recent raising.

Fine Homebuilding: Restoring Antique Timber-Frame Home
Fine Homebuilding online slideshow follows the transformation of disassembling, moving, and rebuilding an original Colonial 18th century timber-frame home that was given new life.

GBA: Timber-Frame House For Cold Climate
Green Building Advisor describes how framed walls and several layers of rigid foam enclose the frame of this owner-built timber-frame home.

JLC: Timber Framed Roof For Stick Framed House
Journal of Light Construction describes how to add classic mortise-and-tenon timber trusses to open rooms without the expense of a whole-house frame. (PDF) Free Registration Required

TFBC: Consumer Guide To Building A Timber Frame Home
Timber Frame Business Council guide gives a basic understanding of the process of planning, designing and building a timber frame home. (PDF)

TFG: Standard For Design Of Timber Frame Structures
Timber Framers Guild standard defines engineering and design requirements for timber frame construction. Developed by members of the Timber Frame Engineering Council. (PDF)
Product Supply

TFBC: Online Resource Guide On Timber Frame
Timber Frame Business Council online Timber Frame Resource Guide is designed to help both timber frame industry professionals and clients building timber frame homes who are looking for sources of materials and services. Search by country, market area or business category.
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