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  • Fairmont to help anchor artist neighborhood

    Pittsburgh—By combining 60 units of seniors housing over 7,000 square feet of commercial space on the site of a former public housing project, Fairmont Commons is providing both affordable housing as well as a catalyst for further revitalization of the em

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    All-weather adhesive; plug lockout; protective workboots made of PVC; glass block windows; carbon filter; drywall tape; smooth OSB; more

  • Letters

    Glue facts a sticking point; handle glass block with care; OSBswelling test questioned

  • Q&A: Cold Roof Retrofit

    Q: A homeowner in central Pennsylvania has asked me to repair a roof with a history of ice-dam problems. The roof is over a cathedral ceiling that has only 6 inches of fiberglass insulation, with no space for venting above the insulation. Can you provide

  • Notebook

    Preparing for a future economic slump; houses collapse in Philadelphia; heat kills; certified green trusses; hiding garage doors; use renewable energy in Colorado or pay the price; more

  • Glass Block Tips & Tricks

    In this article, a veteran glass block contractor explains the details that make for an elegant and trouble-free installation.

  • Strictly Business: Keeping Tabs on Production

    Keeping track of production

  • Q&A: Carpet Filtration Mystery

    Q: We are builders in the Philadelphia area. Over the past few years, we’ve experienced several cases of what we’ve been told is "carpet filtration" — dark ghost lines that appear on the carpet under doors and around the perimeter of rooms. We tested the hvac system and found a sizeable imbalance...

  • Aluminum Trim for Vinyl Siding

    Brake-bent aluminum coil stock makes for crisp, durable trim details at windows, doors, and fascia. A Pennsylvania vinyl siding contractor reveals the tricks of the metalworking trade.

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    Tools for cutting steel studs, specialized wire stripper, filter fabric that slows root growth, new steel shingle, safety harness for women, fabric form for concrete footings