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  • Letters

    Air-sealing diagnostics; proposal to document illegal immigrants; preventing accidents; more

  • In the News

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  • The True Cost of Labor

    The true cost of labor

  • In the News

    New pressure-treated lumber promises less corrosion; OSHA decides employers must pay for safety gear; more

  • In the News

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  • Seeds of Change

    Alfredo Valdovinos and his wife, Irma, work hard harvesting lemons in Santa Paula, Calif. Until recently, the couple and their four children lived in a two-room converted garage that didn’t have a kitchen. Even for a place that small, the rent was costly for the two farmworkers.

  • Who Pays for a Sub's Negligence?

    I preach endlessly about job-site safety and the importance of regular safety inspections.

  • Issues That Keep Me Up at Night

    I thought I'd celebrate JLC's 25th anniversary by writing about legal issues that have been bothering me — and probably you — for the past 25 years. Someone else might have a different list of complaints, but hey, it's my column, so here's mine.

  • Letters From the Editor

    From the editor; permeance of foam in unvented attics; electrical red flag; immigration

  • Construction Still a Pain in the Wallet

    As the single-family housing market began to tank last year, many developers expected construction costs for apartments to drop.