Modify Construction Properties

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This option allows you to specify materials used in the post frame structure, using the Select Construction Properties dialog.  Use any of the Change buttons to view and change materials for a component of the post frame structure.  When all desired changes have been made, click the OK button to proceed.


1.Lumber - Selectable by Species / Treatment / Grade of lumber


Base/Bottom Plate:  The lumber at the foot of the wall, used for attaching studs.
Top Plate:  The lumber at the head of the wall, used for attaching studs.
Stud/Win-Dr Framing:  Boards that run vertically from the foundation up. They are the primary structure of the walls, and are used to support and secure doors and windows.
Small Header:  The head of a small entryway. This provides overhead support for doorways made for the passage of a person.
Large Header:  The head of a large entryway. This provides overhead support for doorways made for the passage of vehicles and other objects that would not fit through a smaller door.
Joist/Collar Beam:  A horizontal timber which ties rafters together at a height above the wall plate, i.e., above the level of a tie beam.
Rafter:  Provide platform for roofing materials, main components of roof.
Ridge Board:  A beam at the upper ends of the rafters, below the ridge of a roof.
Gable End Framing:  Most often used directly above the non-truss-bearing end walls of a building, and save the contractor the time and expense of field framing the end wall to match the roof slope.
Ladder/Gbl Overhang:  The outer framing under the overhanging roof deck sheathing is formed by two long parallel 2x4's or 2x6's that are connected together laterally by short blocks, like the rungs of a ladder.
King Post:  Wood post that runs from a joist to a rafter. Provides extra support for roof loads.
Fly/Barge Rafter:  The rafter at the gable end that is attached to the roof sheathing above and the lookout blocks.
Sub Fascia:  Boards that help compensate for inconsistencies in rafter length, and ensures that the fascia will be straight across.  It also provides a continuous nailing surface for the fascia.



2.Bracing - Selectable by type of Bracing


No Wind Bracing
Steel Let-In Bracing
Wood Let-in Bracing
Plywood Bracing


3.Other Materials - Selectable by Brand


Anchor Bolt
Ceiling Joist Fasteners
Corner Bracing
Framing Fasteners
Rafter / Truss to Wall Connection
Ridge to Rafter Connection
Sill Sealer
Split Joist Connection
Sub Fascia Fasteners