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  • Seattle Cop Becomes Drywaller For Undercover Labor Bust

    An undercover operation has resulted in charges against a Washington State drywall contractor for underpaying and threatening workers.

  • Stabilizing a Brick Exterior

    Unstable brick is tied to the floor framing with standard hold downs, threaded rod, and compression plates

  • Stabilizing a Brick Facade

    something about brick and the Paul Revere Apartments

  • Reinvent the Toilet Fair - High Tech Sanitation for the Future

    Bill Gates hosted the Reinvent the Toilet Fair in Seattle where 8 prototypes of a hygienic, waterless, energy-producing toilets of the future were showcased.

  • Face to Facebook

    Some architects have embraced social media and telecommunications, but others struggle to discern the actual benefits.

  • Open-Joint Siding

    In the Seattle area, where I work, we get a lot of rain. From the mid-90s to the mid-2000s, there were many high-profile cases of water damage caused by improperly detailed siding, mostly on condos and other multifamily housing.

  • Is Rain-Screen Siding Worth the Effort?

    It's good insurance against problems caused by wind-driven rain, but experts wonder whether the additional cost is necessary.

  • Hiding Exposed Screw Heads

    On most kitchen cabinet installations, the mounting screws are inconspicuous and the client never notices them.

  • Letters

    Preventing cracks in wide cedar shingles; full-scale wall layout suggestions; bathroom GFCI code; preventing sags in ceilings drywall; more

  • Notebook

    Arsenic and pressure-treated lumber; construction-training high school; Masonite gives up on hardboard siding; free trade in Canadian lumber; more