Informative Links and Downloads
The TFBC has collected a library of documents and links that you can use to connect with the timber frame industry.
- Commonly Used Timber Frame Terms
- Green Home Guidelines
- What Makes Timber Frame Green?
- Improving the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Your Timber Frame Shop Drawings
Guides & More
- Building A Timber Frame Home
- 2010 Timber Frame Industry Survey Results
- Timber Frame Engineering Issues Webinar
Join the TFBC
Industry professionals are welcome to join the TFBC and receive membership benefits, alongside timber frame companies, suppliers, and educational organizations. If you are interested in joining the TFBC as a member company, learn more by reviewing the Benefits of Membership.
FREE! AIA-Learning Unit Sessions
If you'd like to host a TFBC-AIA Learning Unit session at your office, or during a professional event, please reach us for more details.
Architect and Builder Resource Center
The information on this page is specially prepared by the TFBC for building industry professionals. As interest in timber framing grows, you can use the TFBC to stay connected with valuable educational resources and a strong professional network. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to reach timber framing experts and gather the information you need.
As an industry professional, you are eligible to join the TFBC as a member. Resources are available to both TFBC members and non-members, but the benefits of membership include special discounts, regular newsletters, and marketing for your organization. To learn more, view the Types of Memberships that are available and the detailed Benefits of Membership page.
To view AIA approved seminars, please visit our event calendar!
Connect With the Professionals You Need
The TFBC Resource Guide is a directory that members and non-members can use to connect with timber frame professionals. The TFBC members who appear in this directory have committed to the highest standards of professionalism and quality through the TFBC Principles of Practice. TFBC members know wood and can contribute early on to help get the most out of your project: financially, logistically, and aesthetically.
Through the Resource Guide, you can search for timber frame industry experts by name, location, market area, or business category.
To do a text search for information click here.
The Resource Guide also appears in a convenient Member Map.
To search by using the Map page click here.
To receive information from our member companies, or to ask a question about your timber frame project click here.
AIA Continuing Education
The TFBC offers AIA-accredited seminars designed specifically for architects and design professionals. These programs can also qualify towards engineering license renewal credits. Each seminar is facilitated by specially trained TFBC members and is worth one Continuing Education credit. Seminar topics are designed to educate attendees in the craft of timber framing, whether used in residential or commercial construction. Sessions for each seminar are held during Log & Timber Home Shows and scheduled as available in local architectural communities.
All seminars are currently free!
To view the schedule of upcoming AIA-accredited seminars, visit our Event Calendar.
For more information, email our office.
"This was an excellent presentation. The instructor was entertaining and knowledgable. He is approachable and presented the material in a way we could all understand." -- Purple Cherry Architect evaluation from a recent seminar
Learn More About SIPs
Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) are one of the premier methods for insulating structures, and they make a perfect match for a timber framed structure. A SIP building envelope provides high levels of insulation and is extremely airtight, meaning the amount of energy used to heat and cool a home can be cut by up to 50 percent. By reducing the amount of energy used in buildings, architects, builders, and homeowners can contribute to a clean environment for the future.For more information about SIPs, visit our SIPs and Energy Efficiency pages.