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  • Notebook

    NAHB pulls out of NFPA code process, new device for drying basements, California claimed unfair to nonunion apprenticeship programs, suburb’s no-step entry requirement dropped, Business Tune-Up, more

  • Q&A: Double-Side Vapor Barrier

    Q: As part of the gut remodel of a 1940 house near Houston, Texas, we installed 3/4-inch rigid foam over the exterior wall sheathing, followed by vinyl siding. On the interior, we exposed the 2x4 studs and installed fiberglass batts. Then we installed 1/2-inch foil-faced rigid foam followed by...

  • Notebook

    Job-site waste, training older workers, results of JLC Internet use survey, more

  • Letters

    Teaming with architects, closeup with Formosan termites, receptacle wiring caution, flexible flashings advised, solar overhangs for the South

  • By Design: Designing Overhangs with the Sun in Mind

    Roof overhangs for light and shade

  • Notebook

    Online building permits; sunroom code changes; tool recalls; plumbing with lead-containing brass reconsidered; foundation failures in Texas droughts; more

  • Green Building For Profit

    These builders switched from commercial construction to environmentally responsible residential building — and they’ve learned how to make money at it.

  • Letters

    Venting an island dishwasher; homemade beats store-bought every time; more

  • Cutting Fiber-Cement

    A Texas builder field-tests the best of the new fiber-cement shears and saws, and reports on his favorites.

  • Notebook

    Private-sector building inspectors; window makers avoid installer certification; FEMA report highlights garage doors in tornado failures; polyiso boards found shrinking on the job; SIPS used for Arctic shelter; more