From Boston to Los Angeles, Teardowns Spark Controversy
You can make big money tearing down small houses. But it might not make everyone happy.
That's About the Size of It
Where does the Lowe's ruling on lumber labeling leave those of us in the construction industry?
Song of the Saw--the Other Life of the Full-Size Hand Saw
Full-size handsaws, once indispensable to the day-to-day business of cutting...
Communities Mandate the Removal of Wood Roofing
In an effort to curb the risk of wildfire destroying homes, more and more western communities push for the removal of existing wood roofing.
JLC April Letters
Joists in an old floor, repairing a concrete slab in an old floor, and more.
Have Strict Building Codes Saved Chile?
Strict building codes and the preparedness of millions of Chileans have been...
Gray Water's Time in the Sun
As the California drought grinds on, renewed interest in using grey water heats up.
Proposal to Require Hot Water Pipe Insulation
To curtail wasted water and energy, the NRDC and the UA propose that all hot water piping systems in new buildings be insulated, such as those serving lavatories, showers, dishwashers, and kitchen sinks.
Los Angeles Will Require Reflective “Cool” Roofing
All new and remodeled roofs in Los Angeles will now be required to reflect sunlight, not absorb it.
Hougen HMD904 Magnetic Drill
A contractor reviews this portable drill, which when equipped with annular cutters...