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Roll Out the Barrel House

A former summer camp whose design came straight from the funny pages gets a new... More

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Production Demolition Comes to Detroit

A nonprofit intends to do for demolition what an earlier generation did for... More

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What to Do About Wood Wasps?

Q. We recently built a custom home in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan;... More

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Legal: Do You Have to Pay Overtime?

Do you have to pay overtime? More

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Q&A: Ice Buildup Problem

Q. We built a custom home for a client in west Michigan a couple of years ago, and the home has had problems with ice ever since. It's a 1,450-square-foot ranch with cathedral ceilings and many can lights throughout. We used blown fiberglass insulation in the ceiling assemblies. From the beginning, the can lights (IC-rated) overheated and tripped their thermal-protection breakers. We finally resorted to pulling the insulation away from the housing of the can lights so they TAs a result, the heat from these lights now warms up the roof and has created a horrible ice problem instead. Last fall we even added four pot vents to the back of the roof in addition to the soffit-to-ridge venting. The homeowner called to report that the pot vents have improved the situation but not completely. I drive by this home frequently and see ice buildup there while other homes in the area are ice free. More

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Legal Adviser: The Lowdown on Worker’s Comp

The lowdown on worker’s comp More

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Legal Adviser: Making Sure You Get Paid

Making sure you get paid More

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Legal Adviser: Asbestos and the Law

Asbestos and the law More

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Legal Adviser: Forseeable Delays

Just what is a “foreseeable” delay? More

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Legal Adviser: Timing Is Critical When Filing a Lien

Timing is critical when filing a lien More

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