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  • In the News

    Construction emissions face scrutiny in California; paint-related lawsuits multiply; licensing in Georgia; more

  • Fast-Tracking a Pop-Top Addition

    Using wall panels and trusses, framing and roofing took only four days.

  • In the News

    Insurer wins Katrina case; Rhode Island toughens registration rules; Wisconsin limits impact fees; building costs rise; more

  • In the News

    Coastal insurance crisis; concrete-canoe race; toilet testing; wetlands ruling; more

  • Prevent Errors With a Quality-Control Checklist

    At my remodeling company, we rely on many forms and checklists to run our jobs. The one we use most is our quality-control checklist.

  • Installing a Twenty-Foot Header

    Retrofitting a half-ton steel I-beam into an existing house calls for careful shoring and lifting.

  • Adding a Cantilevered Bay

    A steel frame anchored to a new concrete foundation provides support.

  • Talking to Clients About Money

    Talking to clients about money; selling remodeling jobs; the color-coded offic

  • Seismic Retrofit For Cripple Walls

    A good job addresses the building's weakest link - where the foundation attaches to the first floor.

  • In the News

    Cement supply update; Hurricane Katrina damage estimates; free resources; a murderous client; Web site for wood trading; deconstructing the new energy bil