Drone Building Inspections
The future is now: Inspectors turn to small, flying robots to scope out buildings.
JLC April Letters
Joists in an old floor, repairing a concrete slab in an old floor, and more.
Cold Snap Brings A Rash Of Fire Sprinkler Freezes And Breaks
December’s hard freeze wreaked havoc with fire sprinkler pipes in parts of the United States.
Framing a Rake Wall
Washington-state framer, Tim Uhler, has a sound philosophy about his work: Do as little framing as possible off ladders and as much as you can while the wall is on the deck.
Seattle Cop Becomes Drywaller For Undercover Labor Bust
An undercover operation has resulted in charges against a Washington State drywall contractor for underpaying and threatening workers.
More Wall Bracing Options Using OSB
The Engineered Wood Association has been working to broaden the choices for using...
Stabilizing a Brick Exterior
Unstable brick is tied to the floor framing with standard hold downs, threaded rod...
Reinvent the Toilet Fair - High Tech Sanitation for the Future
Bill Gates hosted the Reinvent the Toilet Fair in Seattle where 8 prototypes of a...
Restoring a Milk Bottle-Shaped Restaurant
A Spokane builder repairs a fire-damaged historic structure.
In the Seattle area, where I work, we get a lot of rain. From the mid-90s to the...