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  • In the News

    More on mold, lead paint lawsuits, PEX sprinkler systems, NAHB low-flow toilet study, more

  • Notebook

    Code copyrights questioned, research on radiant heating, Solar Decathlon, marketing wheat-straw board, union-funded home mortgages

  • Notebook

    California Fix-It Law, truss labeling law, Canadian softwood prices, smoke detector placement, Business Tune-Up

  • Notebook

    Fears of a housing "bubble," international code adoptions, smart wiring, recycling Thai railroad ties

  • Asphalt Shingle Q&A

    A half-dozen industry experts provide answers you won't find printed on a bundle wrapper.

  • Notebook

    Canadian softwood dispute, mysterious IGU failures, Ford ads attract ire of wood industry, site-built shear-wall details, DeWalt saw recall, Business Tune-Up, more

  • Backfill: Curd Appeal -- A Cheesy House

    A cheesy house

  • Engineered Trim & Siding

    Engineered wood, fiber cement, and plastic can provide the look of natural wood siding and trim without the limitations of the real thing.

  • Notebook

    Phaseout of CCA lumber, Marvin wins lawsuit, Stanley Tools moves offshore, exploding water heater saga, more

  • Notebook

    “Visitability” regulations, aging baby boomers, hazardous suburbs, contractors defeat the IRS, an energy-efficient steel wall, more