Architect and builder Andrew P. DiGiammo owns and operates Residential and Commercial Master Builders of New England, based in Assonet, Mass.
These code-required assemblies can complicate construction, but they can also help the structural design
After a visit from OSHA, a design-build contractor learns how to do things by the book and profit from it.
In second-story additions, existing bearing walls can limit your design choices. A design/builder tells how he used steel and engineered lumber to handle large loads and wide spans.