Forest Building Materials

Soundings
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Soundings

Installing Ipe Decking - Latent Cooling Loads Read more

What is Green?
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What is Green?

Green may sound simple, but it can be surprisingly difficult to define. An expert... Read more

Notebook
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Notebook

Liability insurance crisis, construction defects arbitration decision, Roof Tile... Read more

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Notebook

Street-side garages banned in Portland, beware the Formosan termite, drywall dust hazard, patenting architectural ideas, new masonry code, recycling old shingles Read more

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Practical Engineering: Sizing Engineered Beams

Selecting and sizing engineered-lumber beams Read more

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Letters

Nailing deck ledgers, wire-snaking tips Read more

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Letters

Chimney flashing tips, eco-friendly lumber certification questioned Read more

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Framing Details for Wood Shrinkage

When a house frame shrinks, it can leave bumps and dips in the floor, cause doors to bind, and open cracks in drywall and casing joints. Proper selection of materials and attention to framing details can keep these problems to a minimum. Read more

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Building With Glulams

These laminated beams combine the strength and stability of steel with the good looks of wood. Here are tips on specifying and installing these heavy-duty problem solvers. Read more

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Letters

Readers drive home points on nail strength, foam form bracing Read more

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