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Suppose someone could show you how to "cut framing costs by 50 percent on your next project. You'd probably be quite interested. But suppose thes e techniques required you to use one-inch lumber for framing instead of the conventional two-bys we're all used to. Would you still be interested? Maybe not. In fact, you might say that such a building is impossible — that it couldn't stand up, at least not for long. If the designer of such a system was a registered professional engineer whose ideas had been proved in the field, however, you might be inclined to reconsider. Well, reconsider away. The techniques I've been describing not only are real, but they've actually been