From What We Gather: January 23 - 27, 2017
On JLC's news radar this week: California offers funds for earthquake retrofits;...
Real-World Flashing Tape Tests Find a Clear Winner
The durability of many building assemblies relies on the longevity of...
Do Shipping Containers Make Sense as Housing?
Hammer & Hand explores the popular but ill-fated trend of repurposing shipping...
Swedish scientists are giving new meaning to wood windows
In the Near Future: Jobs vs. Machines
Can apprenticeships, combined with new ways to improve production efficiency, fend...
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.
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.
A recipe for eliminating interior callbacks
Building Better Eaves
Roof overhangs can be finished in a number of materials and constructed in a wide...
Sand Shortage in South Florida
It’s the leader of the “sand states.” So what’s Florida running short of? That’s...