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  • 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.

  • Letters

    Beefing up attic joists for storage; bad bearings; door hanging clinic; combustibility of spray foam

  • 2011 JLC Index

    Our annual listing of features and departments.

  • Back to the Wall: Geberit In-Wall Carrier System

    With just four connections needed for isntallation, the In-Wall Carrier System simplifies installation of wall-mounted toilets for remodeling or new construction.

  • What I Like: Grace Vycor enV Fully Adhered Weather-Resistive Barrier

    Roller- or spray-applied, Vycor enV covers all seams and fasteners in sheathing and serves as a premeable vapor barrier while protecting homes against air and water intrusion.