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Taping Drywall Seams

All drywall seams need to have tape embedded in joint compound. The tape... Read more

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An Ingenious Use of a Motorcycle Lift Table

Another one of Brian Way's clever ways to improve efficiency on the job and in the shop Read more

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No Copyright Violation in Florida Home Plan Lawsuit, Says Court

"Shared elements" aren't enough to prove that plans are "substantially similar" Read more

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Massachusetts Court Clarifies Sprinkler Rule for Multifamily Remodels

Sprinklers required for major reconstruction projects Read more

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Precut Stud Lengths

Q: Precut studs obviously save labor and material, but how was their length determined?A: West Coast: Tim Uhler, lead framer for Pioneer Builders in Port Orchard, Wash., responds: Here, precut... Read more

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From What We Gather: April 10 - 14, 2017

On JLC's news radar this week: JLC author wins prize for efficient home;... Read more

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The Elements of Building: A Review

Early in my building career I got involved with a local chapter of a... Read more

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Building Custom Doors on Site

Success comes from having a fast and easy method to join the rails and... Read more

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From What We Gather: July 17 - 21, 2017

N.C. condo crippled by corrosion; Cali housing crisis; Fed flood... Read more

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Case in Point: One Test Is Worth a Thousand Expert Opinions

The importance of testing the soil before breaking ground. Read more

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Q&A: Low-Cost Marketing

Q: We asked a dozen builders and remodelers across the country about their experiences in starting and growing their businesses. Here is their wisdom, gleaned from the school of hard knocks, on... Read more

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Q&A: Supplier Takeoffs

Q: We asked a dozen builders and remodelers across the country about their experiences in starting and growing their businesses. Here is their wisdom, gleaned from the school of hard knocks, on... Read more

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Q&A: Price Shopping

Q: We asked a dozen builders and remodelers across the country about their experiences in starting and growing their businesses. Here is their wisdom, gleaned from the school of hard knocks, on... Read more

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Q&A: Subcontractor Tips

Q: We asked a dozen builders and remodelers across the country about their experiences in starting and growing their businesses. Here is their wisdom, gleaned from the school of hard knocks, on... Read more

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Q&A: Profit Hidden vs. Shown in Bid

Q: We asked a dozen builders and remodelers across the country about their experiences in starting and growing their businesses. Here is their wisdom, gleaned from the school of hard knocks, on... Read more

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