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Performance Measurement

  • Rebuilding a Church on a Higher Plane

    Builders give a hurricane-devastated structure a lift with concrete, steel, and SIPs.

     
  • A New Interior for an Antique House

    Addressing structural issues first made the interior finish work easier.

     
  • New Requirements May Mean Longer Wait for FHA Loans

    The FHA recently unveiled sweeping changes to its multifamily program, tweaking the underwriting standards on new construction and refinancing deals, while unveiling a slew of risk-management initiatives that may expand its already long transaction timeline.

     
  • Toxin-Free Modified Wood Resists Insects and Microorganisms

    Titan Wood Limited’s Accoya pine lumber has been treated with a concentrated form of vinegar in a process called acetylation, which makes it inedible to insects and rot-causing microorganisms without adding toxins.

     
  • Maine Builder Sees a Strong Year Ahead

     
  • Wrong-Side Housewrap

    While preparing for an extensive remodeling project, we discovered that the housewrap was installed underneath the exterior 7/16-inch plywood rather than on top. According to the scope of work, we are supposed to install 1/2-inch foam board with taped seams over the entire exterior. Will the...

     
  • Amana Tool Carbide Wood Flooring Router Bit Sets

    Carbide Wood Flooring Router Bit Sets let you mill tongue-and-groove flooring from solid or engineered wood.

     
  • A Shop-Built Conical Roof

    Truss-style construction simplified the framing of this serpentine roofline.

     
  • OSB Subfloor Over Decking?

    Q: We're building a four-season addition over an existing raised deck framed with PT lumber. Is it okay to install OSB subfloor sheathing directly over the wood decking, or should the decking be removed first?

     
  • Products

    Toekick drawers; ductless cooktop exhaust; trimmable truss; low-profile smoke alarm; flexible cement board; light MDF; more

     
  • Ike Report Draws Lessons from Success - and Failure

     
  • Custom Door Trim On an MDF Budget

    You can mill five sets of casing from a single sheet.

     
  • Building a Ceiling Dome

    Traditional plaster finishes off this simple, elegant bit of framing.

     
  • In the News

    Energy Star adopts tougher window standards; Entran II settlement winds down; OSHA trainer charged with selling fake certificates; more

     
  • Products

    Sheathing panels; wood countertops; closet light; extra-thick PVC trim boards; corded housewrap; more

     
  • Fire-Safe Decking

    Does anyone make a fireproof deck board?

     
  • Next - A Snap-On Addition?

    Jigsaw-puzzle house

     
  • Cash-Out Refis Play Hard to Get

    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are getting tough on cash-out refinancings for multifamily borrowers.

     
  • Fitting Out a Custom Closet

    Adjustable rods and shelving simplify layout and construction.

     
  • Before the Aftermath

    APARTMENT FINANCE TODAY'S Multifamily Disaster Survival Guide showcases best practices for apartment owners and developers when it comes to disaster preparedness, including how best to negotiate insurance contracts.

     
 
 
 
JLC Field Guide to Decking