Less Waste Calculator

Setting, protecting, and maintaining margins is the key to success in home building.  That means controlling waste, wherever it occurs, from the lumber and components in your framing packages to the labor you allocate to each job.  Often, controlling waste starts with measuring it, because when you know where you are losing money you know where to apply the fix.

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Find a Truss Guy

Truss and wall-panel manufacturers are  your resource for a wide range of design expertise that goes beyond just bidding your jobs.  Yet you may not be aware of  who they are in your area, or even how to contact the right  person  at the business to get your bid worked  started.  That’s where we come in, linking you to the truss and wall-panel manufacturing resources you need for access to competitively priced framing packages that are second to none.

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White Papers

Before you commit your home building enterprise (and your career) to a new technology or a truss and wall-panel manufacturer, you need more information about how that manufacturer works, and how technology has been applied to solve problems, protect margins, and increase efficiency.  So, we’ve assembled a whole library of great profiles for just such a detailed review.

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SAPPHIRE Viewer

SAPPHIRE Viewer has been built from the ground up for residential building design and construction, and SAPPHIRE Viewer users can quickly review SAPPHIRE structural models in “plan” and 3-D views, using zoom and pan. They can also view elevation drawings and isolate items to view in the model, such as a particular level or layer.  SAPPHIRE Viewer users can also print layout sheets or print plans in 3-D, and elevation views.

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