Alaska

Bullet Centerfire Foam-Cutting Saw Blades
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Bullet Centerfire Foam-Cutting Saw Blades

Carbon steel Centerfire circular saw blades have a knife edge rather than saw... More

Building Cost-Effective Emergency Housing in Alaska
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Building Cost-Effective Emergency Housing in Alaska

Innovative open-web trusses allow for easy assembly, high R-values, and minimal... More

Installing Exterior Insulation in Cold Climates
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Installing Exterior Insulation in Cold Climates

Airtight construction and a thick layer of exterior foam save energy and reduce... More

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Letters

Open-cell foam in unvented attics; code clarification; bees in brick; Alaska energy code More

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Notebook

Builder optimism, panel roof problems, window latch recall, Business Tune-Up, more More

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Letters

Rafter cutting concerns, building with ICFs, retrofitting brick ties, more More

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Notebook

HUD issues lead regs; making drywall from smokestack sludge; new technology yields straighter studs; wastewater disposal in Alaska; more More

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Q&A: Too Much Thermal Mass?

Q: When designing a radiant floor, can there be such a thing as too much thermal mass? Here in Alaska, we sometimes see the temperature jump from -10°F up to 40°F above in just a few hours. More

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Toolbox: Stud Sensors Come of Age

Stud sensor comparison More

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Computer Solutions: Digital Punch List

Palmtop punch list More

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