What is Open Construction Wall Technology?

Open wall construction is not limited to a single technique. The theory and principle behind the construction is unique, but the design uses existing methods and materials to allow complete flexibility.

The method discussed then illustrates only one of a number of design models created, and provides an example of an application that must be modified to meet local code and personal preferences.

Wrap and Strap Open Wall Construction

This method is ideal for traders because the application is simple, and building a thermal envelope can be easily maintained. It consists of a main shell, the skeletal structure of a building, built with standard agen triplek platform framing techniques. The entire building is then wrapped in polyethylene, then the second non structural skin attached to the exterior, which is insulated and finished. This type of open wall construction is used to make the construction of two retro-fit constructions into a super-insulated, fast home.

Open Wall Construction Platform

The platform construction method requires that the wood formers not only frame the structure, but install windows, doors, insulation, air / vapor barriers, exterior moisture barriers and sometimes exterior finishes when used on paneled walls.

This method has been used in the manufacture of pre-exterior walls in parts handled by four workers with ease. This is very effective for consumers, not familiar with structural design, but who wants to build their own home. It is also a faster method because the building can be built elsewhere, shipped, and installed with vapor barriers, insulation, electricity, finished interiors, windows, doors and walls already installed. The unique ability of this method is the ability of the structure to be disconnected and moved in several parts. It will have the ideal application for modification and addition, or to perform a repair / replacement panel.

Construction of pre-production walls is made on the main section with an eight-foot length, and a small section, in the first division, two or four feet. Angular units are built to allow for varying exterior wall thickness. The wall height includes above the floor thickness to maintain the interior ceiling height of seven feet six inches to nine feet.


When building the foundation wall assemblies, it is important to use the right materials and consider the use of increasing and compacted sub-pillars. Whether using a granular footing, high concrete footing or footing and a foundation for lifting wall assemblies, the foundation panel can not be recharged more than three and a half feet. More than this and the structural integrity of the walls will be disrupted.

The foundation walls should also be constructed with at least two pe eight-inch plates to prevent the failure of the lateral plate caused by the earth’s pressure. The bottom plate is a pressure treatment material that is approximately a quarter of an inch smaller than an unprocessed construction timber. Therefore, the interior structure of two-thirds wall assemblies should overhang the plate about a quarter of an inch. Exterior wall extrusion can be made with economic or plywood as long as it is pressured to withstand rotting. The horizontal economic grade stabilizer and the remaining stud plates are untreated wood.

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