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  • Computer Solutions: Taking One Last Swat at the Y2K Bug

    Last look at preventing Y2K problems

  • Making Sense of the Energy Code

    The MEC provides three ways to comply: simple prescriptive rules, a “tradeoff” approach, and performance design. An energy consultant tells how to decide which method best fits your project.

  • Resources

    Guide to corporate paperwork, masonry reference, historic restoration resources

  • Notebook

    Coping with the labor shortage, water heater failures, higher fly ash content in concrete, new home ventilation standard

  • Computer Solutions: Seven Steps to Buying Software

    Tips for buying basic software

  • Resources

    Construction dictionaries, layout techniques, practical home automation, air quality basics, and more

  • Q&A: Insulating a Flat Roof in a Hot Climate

    Q: I am reroofing a flat roof framed with 2x10s on a house in Tucson. The foil-faced batt insulation was installed more than 25 years ago and seems very spotty, so I’d like to replace it while the roof is stripped. Winters are mild here, but the summer heat is brutal. I use both a/c and evaporative...

  • Notebook

    Tariffs on drilled studs may be reinstated, Arizona OSHA found liable in job-site death, becoming an expert witness, tax law on sub vs. employee

  • Retrofitting Skylights

    A skylight specialist walks through his procedures for retrofitting skylights in existing homes, including selling the job, layout, and installation.

  • Letters

    Code compliance concerns, strap tie questions