Ready Frame Reinvents the Framing Package
BMC adds precut everything—plates, headers, cripples, trimmers, and more—to...
Custom Modular for the Coast
Modular designers have shown they can provide upscale packages, but are the homes...
Rebuilding the Gulf: Cooling Strategies for the Gulf Coast
In the hot, humid South, it's not enough to install high-efficiency air...
How one builder uses technology to efficiently produce distinctive custom homes...
Water-Managed Wall Systems
No siding is waterproof, and windows can leak. So we need a backup system, and...
Case Study: Flat Truss Failure
Excessive indoor moisture and heat caused the plates in these 2x4 floor trusses to spring loose and the floor to sag.
Moisture Problems: Five Case Studies
A veteran building consultant shows the consequences of moisture mistakes and gives a short course on moisture basics.
Production Roof Cutting
A production framer turned custom builder explains efficient roof layout and...
Pre-Fab Products for Site-Built Homes
Manufactured components aren’t limited to structural panels and trusses. Here’s a wide-ranging collection of factory-made items for interiors and exteriors.
Projects In Progress: Three Case Studies
You may wonder how well textbook tactics work out in the field. We spoke with a few developers of current affordable projects, and got a wide range of responses.