Today’s panic bars are relatively easy to install, and can give residential contractors a foot in the door when it comes to commercial work.
On visits to Japan and Sweden, our Midwest editor found that foreign housing has a technological edge, but that U.S. builders retain a big home-court advantage.
After years of testing the market, plastics giants and small innovators are entering construction in a big way. Here is a sampling of some surprising new uses.
Adhesives play a big role on the job site, but the choices can confuse. This survey of contractors and experts guides you to the right adhesive for the job.