Framing the American Dream (FAD) is a study conducted by the Structural Building Components Association (SBCA) comparing component and stick framing through the construction of two identical houses. The study was originally conducted in 1995 and again in 2015. The SBCA collected and visualized data from its study to create a “primer” for educating framers and builders about the benefits of utilizing component industry products. Though it is intended as immediate marketing material for SBCA members, there is a lot to learn from the primer.
Time lapses of the 2015 study can be seen here: