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Performance Measurement

  • Options for Figuring Overtime (Subscriber content)

    When employees are paid different wage rates for different types of work, figuring overtime pay gets complicated. In this article, HR consultant Doug Delp explains employer options under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

     
  • Best Practices: Adhered Concrete Masonry Veneer (Subscriber content)

    ACMV has been increasing in popularity as a cladding on mid-range and high-end homes for the last decade, and many of these homes are now showing signs of water-damage because the ACMV wasn’t installed correctly the first time. To avoid water damage, treat faux stone like stucco.

     
  • Award Hardwood Floors Eco-Strand Engineered Flooring

    Eco-Strand three-ply engineered flooring is made with whole small-diameter Aspen trees, which rapidly renew. A sawn-cut veneer creates a distinct wood grain top layer.

     
  • Insulated Structural Sheathing

    Zip System R-Sheathing combines a Zip panel and polyiso foam

     
  • More Wall Bracing Options Using OSB

    The Engineered Wood Association has been working to broaden the choices for using wood structural panels to achieve code-required lateral bracing in wood-frame construction. A new APA publication lays out the OSB industry’s latest recommendations for a “simplified” way to meet code.

     
  • Standard Writing Groups Sue In Copyright Claim

    Federal courts have ruled that building codes, once adopted into law, can’t be copyrighted. A new lawsuit will test whether that principle also allows free re-publishing of ASTM standards and similar industry-created consensus-based rules.

     
  • Insulated Lumber

    Trus Joist's TJ Insulated Structural Framing Components make it a little easier to build energy-efficient houses

     
  • Framing a Roof With I-Joists (Subscriber content)

    Tips and tricks for working efficiently with I-joist rafters

     
  • Roof Rules

    Reader feedback on "Roofers Face Flood of New State Laws"

     
  • Precut Framing (Subscriber content)

    Factory-cut engineered joists and rafters can reduce labor costs and job-site waste

     
  • JLC Live To Tackle Coastal Topics

    Educational sessions at the JLC Live conference will cover topics of special interest to coastal builders and remodelers.

     
  • Strengthening an old Roof

    New LVL framing straightens and stiffens an underbuilt timberframe

     
  • Wolf PVC Deckboards

    Wolf has added two tropical-hardwood colors to its PVC Deckboard collection.

     
  • Coated I-Joists

    PKI Engineered I-Joists get their distinctive pink color from a nontoxic coating that the maker says resists fire, repels water, and prevents mold growth.

     
  • Thermal Break for a Cathedral Ceiling

    Q: Is it possible to create a thermal break by fastening a layer of rigid foam to the underside of the joists before hanging the drywall?

     
  • Great Vintage: BR-111 Zinfandel Tigerwood Engineered Wood Flooring

    A rich finish complements the attractive Tigerwood graining of this engineered wood flooring option..

     
  • Burn Notice: LP FlameBlock Fire-Rated OSB

    Meet code in row houses, multifamily dwellings, and other buildings using FlameBlock fire-rated OSB for structural strength and fire protection in one.

     
  • Easy-Driving Nails

    Switch to Paslode’s Engineered Lumber Nails and you can eliminate the tedium of fixing proud nails and pulling bent ones, says the company.

     
  • On the Job

    Sleek but strong handrail; backyard face-lift; easier winders

     
  • Engineer's Assessment of Tornado-Damaged Homes

    As a structural engineer with the APA/Engineered Wood Association, I perform forensic assessments of single- family homes after hurricanes and tornados.

     
 
 
 
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