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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.

     
  • Installing Stone Counters

    When it comes to durability and lasting beauty, stone has no match. A veteran fabricator describes the tools and techniques she uses to prep and install granite countertops.

     
  • One-Coat Stucco

    Thin-coat stucco is gaining ground on traditional techniques. A New Mexico custom builder explains how these systems can cut costs and improve quality.

     
  • On Site With PrimeTrim

    This composite trim material is free of defects, and its preprimed surface holds paint longer than solid wood. But to ensure good performance, you must install it correctly.

     
  • Case Study: Roof Ventilation Retrofit

    If you’ve ever considered skimping on ventilation details, think again. This moisture-damaged roof system is an extreme case, but it teaches an important lesson about doing the job right the first time.

     
  • Tips and Techniques From JLC-LIVE!

    Working contractors and industry experts alike conducted seminars at this year’s Construction Business & Technology Conference. Here’s a sampling of the practical advice they shared with attendees.

     

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