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More stories about Safety

  • A Tale of Two Hazards

    There are no clear policies for the two biggest IAQ hazards - carbon monoxide and radon.

  • Safely Moving a Large Beam With a Forklift

    A reader writes in with concerns about safety on the job when working with forklifts

  • Time to Boycott Angie's List?

    Despite being popular with the consumer, Angie's List has been nothing but a headache for many contractors and remodelers ever since it started. It now appears that a number of people within the remodeling industry have had enough and are calling for it's head. Is it time to deliver a killing blow...

  • Sole Survivor. What's on Your Feet?

    Do you prefer sneakers or tennis shoes for lightness and agility on the jobsite? You might want to think twice about what you wear on your feet.

  • Code-Compliant Wood Walls

    The ICC and APA team up to provide guidance on building "R20" and "R-13+5"  wall to meet requiremtn in the the 2009, 2012 and 2015 International Energy Conservation Code.

  • Time Lapse: Garage Wall Framing

    With the help of a telehandler two carpenters can do the work of four.

  • The End of Swipe-and-Sign

    Prepare to say farewell to the swipe-and-sign of a credit card transaction. It could help you collect payments.

  • A Home with 19th-Century Bones and 21st-Century Guts

    To reach an energy performance standard near a Passive House on this 130-year-old Victorian house, the design team took a "box-within-a-box" approach.

  • The Historic District Renovation Blues

    What would you do? Go forward with unapproved renovations, then asks forgiveness, or wait out the review board? In Beaufort, S.C., one case study reveals the mine field of remodeling in a historic district.

  • Contractor Demolishes Wrong Home

    This is such stuff as nightmares are made of.