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 cutting techniques for simple gables, hips, and valleys.
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.