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  • Quick Fix for a Noisy Circulation Fan

    Q. My client's metal fireplace is supplied by a makeup air system with a built-in circulation fan. This fan - which plugs into an accessible outlet - is triggered by a heat sensor in the fireplace. While effective, it's also very loud. To reduce the noise, I'd like to replace the fan's on/off...

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  • Soundproofing A Band Room

    Using simple techniques and specialized products, you can block out even live rock ’n ’roll.

  • Working the High-Rise Niche

    Our company has provided remodeling and handyman services to Chicago homeowners for the past 10 years. We started out working in single-family homes, but early on an architect hired us for a large job in a high-rise apartment building. Today, high-rise work accounts for half our volume. We work in...

  • On the Job

    Future-proof footings; fiber cement at a clip; squeak reducer

  • Reducing Garage-Door Noise

    Q: We recently completed a residence with a basement garage and a single 20-foot-wide garage door. The door is equipped with a commercial opener attached directly to the framing. Because the homeowners - who have a master suite directly above the garage - have complained about the noise the door...

  • Making the Most of a Narrow Bathroom

    Raising the ceiling and tweaking the floor plan opens up a cramped space.

  • Light Reading

    The lighting program for the Seattle Public Library offers a model for efficiently illuminating a building dedicated to the experience of engaging books.

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    Entertainment/Cultural Category

  • Light Matters for Healthcare

    There is evidence that hospitable and calming healthcare environments can actually contribute to how quickly patients recuperate and how well staff provides care. Key components of these spaces are warm interior colors, comfortable furniture, beautiful artwork, daylighting, quality artificial...