Posted - 20 February 2003 15:8
"OVE" framing wall panels are not totally compatible with multiple stories. "TFC" wall framing wall panels with 2,3,or 4 stories of continuous studs (Finger Jointed is allowed at varied lengths to get the 4 story by 12" wide panels. Individual panels are to be joined with mostly full sheats of sheathing while the factory made panels can have up to 90% of the sheathing factory attached to the studs to make up the panels. Openings can be made after erection with focus to change the partial boxed beam into complete boxed beams.
Another part of the focus is to use 24" center windows as much as possible to eliminate requirements for both headers and double studding.