His crew is calling it the "Corson truss" — a hybrid member built up out of ripped 2x stock and short pieces of wood I-joist, used to fatten walls for super-insulation. Here, carpenter Luke Small stands on a truss web to test the system's strength. It's plenty rugged, says Corson — but on balance, he's not sure it's practical for the entire wall.
Six Proven Ways to Build Energy-Smart Walls - Fine Homebuilding
In this article, learn the six proven ways to build energy smart walls from author Bruce Coldham. Whether you build new homes or remodel, these alternative framing techniques will allow you to reach R-40 or better.
Building the NewenHouse Kit Home: Larsen Truss Remote Wall System
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse describes building the 12-inch remote Larsen Truss wall, which, combined with the OSB air barrier, will create a 16-inch-thick insulated wall system for the NewenHouse kit home.
A Net-Zero Home in Massachusetts - GreenBuildingAdvisor
Before we met, my clients had spent considerable time researching how to build a net-zero home. They read product literature, studied the economics, understood the benefits, and had a pretty intelligent understanding of construction methods and materials. This body of knowledge became the starting point for our discussions and direction.