What are the differences between balloon framing and platform framing? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? Why has platform f

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What are the differences between balloon framing and platform framing? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? Why has platform faming become the method of choice?
Why is little added fire stopping required in platform framing?
Why is a steel beam or glue-laminated wood beam preferred to a solid wood beam at the foundation level?

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Kiệt Gia 5 months 2021-09-04T10:31:17+00:00 1 Answers 0 views 0

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  1. Answer:

    Difference : Balloon framing go through from foundation to top floor while Platform do not

    advantages and disadvantages

    Balloon framing : It has less vertical shrinkage  ( disadvantage )

    platform framing : It has more vertical shrinkage and fire stops ( advantage )

    platform framing : It is easier and safer to use

    Reason for platform framing :

    Due to these advantages Platform framing has become a better choice

    Little added fire stopping is required in platform framing because of double tap plate present which can act as as a fire stop

    Steel beam/ glue laminated wood beam is preferred at foundation level because wood beam under the ground will most likely shrink over time

    Explanation:

    Differences : Balloon framing a form of building houses using a special kind of timber construction its studs start from the foundation and go to all the way to the last floor while in Platform framing the studs are interrupted by floor platforms ( i.e. they do not go through like in Balloon framing )

    advantages and disadvantages

    Balloon framing : It has less vertical shrinkage  ( disadvantage )

    platform framing : It has more vertical shrinkage and fire stops ( advantage )

    platform framing : It is easier and safer to use

    Reason for platform framing :

    Due to these advantages Platform framing has become a better choice

    Little added fire stopping is required in platform framing because of double tap plate present which can act as as a fire stop

    Steel beam/ glue laminated wood beam is preferred at foundation level because wood beam under the ground will most likely shrink over time

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