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Testing Flashing Tapes

CHECK OUT OUR NEW UPDATED BLOG SITE - In this video Matt visits the University of Texas Construction Durability Testing lab that'... More

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From What We Gather: January 23 - 27, 2017

On JLC's news radar this week: California offers funds for earthquake retrofits;... More

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Real-World Flashing Tape Tests Find a Clear Winner

The durability of many building assemblies relies on the longevity of... More

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Do Shipping Containers Make Sense as Housing?

Hammer & Hand explores the popular but ill-fated trend of repurposing shipping... More

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Transparent Wood

Swedish scientists are giving new meaning to wood windows More

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In the Near Future: Jobs vs. Machines

Can apprenticeships, combined with new ways to improve production efficiency, fend... More

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Matt's Take Aways from the Builder's Show

Several interesting housewraps; a radical caulk (especially for these cold days); awesome kitchen hardware; an interesting take on home automation. More

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Florida Contractor Builds Shipping Container House

Seven 40-foot shipping containers make up the skeleton of a 4,000-square-foot house taking shape west of Ocala, Florida. More

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Conditioning Homes

A recipe for eliminating interior callbacks More

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Building Better Eaves

Roof overhangs can be finished in a number of materials and constructed in a wide... More

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