Residential Construction

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December 2014 Letters

House on wrong lot; OSHA; I-joist roofs; home-performance contracting profitable where energy prices are high More

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That's About the Size of It

Where does the Lowe's ruling on lumber labeling leave those of us in the construction industry? More

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October Letters

Installing kitchen cabinets in plane, misclassifying workers, Lowe's lumber-sizing lawsuit More

Can the Housing Market Recover?
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Can the Housing Market Recover?

Sales of newly built homes surged last month to the highest level since 2008. But... More

Fixing Faulty Roof Framing
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Fixing Faulty Roof Framing

A remodeler working on a master suite remodel that involves a cathedral ceiling... More

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Words Matter

What the Patagonian Toothfish can teach us about building science. More

Mixed Reality: The Future of Building Design?
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Mixed Reality: The Future of Building Design?

Is augmented reality just a smart-phone party trick or could it be solace for an... More

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Mississippi Adopts Statewide Building Code Law

After receiving negative attention for lax code policies, Mississippi has moved to require enforcement of model building codes statewide. More

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Mega-Builders Consolidate As Recovery Takes Hold

High-profile acquisitions indicate growing financial strength among the nation’s biggest production homebuilders.With the homebuilding rebound two years old, the nation’s biggest builders are strengthening their grip on supplies of developed land. More

Tips For Building Deck Stairs
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Tips For Building Deck Stairs

The stairs are one of the most important parts of a deck. If proper attention... More

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