Formwork and Shoring

Cripple-Wall Failure
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Cripple-Wall Failure

Tens of thousands of wood-framed houses in the Bay Area were built on short... More

Two Cutting-Edge Cordless Circular Saws From Makita and Milwaukee
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Two Cutting-Edge Cordless Circular Saws From Makita and Milwaukee

These two new cordless circular saws claim to wed corded performance with cordless... More

Rock Breaking With Micro Blaster
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Rock Breaking With Micro Blaster

The Micro-Blaster system is inexpensive, easy to use, and requires no license or... More

Cost-Saving Insulated Foundations
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Cost-Saving Insulated Foundations

Reduced excavation and forming time make ICFs a cost-effective way to build a... More

Bullet Centerfire Foam-Cutting Saw Blades
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Bullet Centerfire Foam-Cutting Saw Blades

Carbon steel Centerfire circular saw blades have a knife edge rather than saw... More

Creating a New Foundation for an Old House
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Creating a New Foundation for an Old House

Lifting and resupporting an early-1800s home on a tight site. More

Heavy Lift
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Heavy Lift

Raising 250 tons of house safely above the flood More

A New York City Passive House: First, Get Out the Shovels
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A New York City Passive House: First, Get Out the Shovels

A Passive House gut-rehab of a historic brick row house in Brooklyn starts at the... More

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House-lifting – and dropping – Puts Spotlight on Home Elevation Contractors

New Jersey and New York contractors have elevated hundreds of houses since Sandy, and have thousands more to lift. But accidents are drawing attention to their qualifications. More

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Tornado-Struck Oklahoma Couple Rebuilds With Concrete

The Moore, Oklahome tornado of May 20, 2013 destroyed their house. Now, Jasper and Amanda Warden are rebuilding with concrete. More

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