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  • OSHA, the Game

    OSHA releases an online video game that helps contractors and construction workers identify jobsite hazards

  • Construction in Reverse

    ... with additional hazards. That's how OSHA defines demolition, and offers resources for making the job safer.

  • Conventional Roof Framing: A Code's-Eye View

    When it’s boiled down, there are essentially two standard methods of roof construction, each having some flexibility. We explore both.

  • Versatex VC Stealth Window Trim

    Grooved to accept any siding product, without shims, this cellular PVC trim is available for remodeling and new construction.

  • Debarking Red Cedar Logs

    Tips and tools for debarking cedar logs for use as rustic-looking porch posts.

  • Common Callbacks

    What are the building blunders you see most often?  Whether it's in exterior, framing or drywall details, there is no shortage of errors to avoid.

  • Helical Pile Foundations

    Contractors weigh in on the advantages of helical piles over concrete tubes,in this thread from 2012.

  • Getting Started as an Insurance Adjuster

    When a hurricane or other natural disaster strikes, CAT-adjusters go to work, assessing damage for insurance companies. Contractors looking for a job that takes their stiff joints and aching back off the jobsite might consider using their experience in construction as a licensed adjuster.

  • Asheville, North Carolina Market Shows Strong Recovery

    Builders in Asheville, North Carolina are back to a healthy level of construction — but the houses are smaller and not so pricey.

  • DeWalt Mobile Pro Construction Calculator App

    JLC contributor Bruce Greenlaw weighs up the pros and cons of this construction calculator.