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Guía de la Construcción Española Disponible
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Guía de la Construcción Española Disponible

A Spanish-language version of the AWC's popular Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck... Read more

Looking Back at Hurricane Andrew — 23 Years Ago
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Looking Back at Hurricane Andrew — 23 Years Ago

Monday marked the 23-year anniversary of Hurricane Andrew. Read more

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Maine Towns Struggle With Lead Paint Problem

Maine’s aging rental housing stock is loaded with lead — and getting rid of it won’t be easy. Read more

A Roof Cutter's Secrets
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A Roof Cutter's Secrets

The classic framer's manual is now available as an ebook ... but that's just a... Read more

What Does the 2015 IECC Mean for Building Pros?
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What Does the 2015 IECC Mean for Building Pros?

The ERI - a provision in the 2015 energy code - is often billed as an MPG rating... Read more

Are Deck Collapses a Thing of the Past in New Jersey?
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Are Deck Collapses a Thing of the Past in New Jersey?

Better codes have addressed the problem of unsafe decks, according to one press... Read more

Massachusetts Shore Towns Wrangle with FEMA over Flood Zones
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Massachusetts Shore Towns Wrangle with FEMA over Flood Zones

A coalition of coastal towns south of Boston, Mass., is getting mixed results in... Read more

Step Flashing vs. Continuous Flashing
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Step Flashing vs. Continuous Flashing

Do a little homework before abandoning the decades-long practice of using step... Read more

New High-Wind Construction Guides Released
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New High-Wind Construction Guides Released

The latest update of the American Wood Council’s high-wind framing cookbooks serve... Read more

Installing Continuous Flashing
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Installing Continuous Flashing

Code specialist, Glenn Mathewson, takes a look at a recent IRC provision allowing... Read more

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