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  • 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.

  • Does The United States Need More Immigrant Construction Labor?

    Construction industry lobbyists are pushing for more construction worker visas as Washington takes up immigration reform.

  • Are Lawyers Crushing The Condo Market In Denver?

    Big builders and developers are bowing out of the condo business in Denver, Colorado. Is it because of the out-of-control construction defect lawsuits?

  • Letters

    Tax advice; accessibility caution; interpreting the RRP; concrete error; a little Friday humor

  • The Music of the Spheres

    Spherical buildings present some obvious practical challenges. But because a sphere provides the largest possible interior volume per unit of surface area, the form has long fascinated designers and architects, and quite a few reasonably successful spherical structures have actually been built. 

  • Energy-Efficient Modular

    Building with modules can speed production without compromising energy performance.

  • LED Downlights from Nora Lighting

    Nora Lighting. The Diamond Series of LED recessed downlights for new construction, remodels, or retrofits include 4-inch, 5-inch, and 6-inch models.