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Rainscreen Clapboard Siding Details

How to apply strapping and vent screens to create a drainable, ventilated... More

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Learning Building Science Fundamentals

There's no better grounding in building science for the building industry More

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Queen of Zero: Going to Scale With Panel Construction

Nicole Tysvaer explains why SIPs, the building enclosure of JLC Case Study home,... More

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Outsmarting Air From the Outside

Doug Cameron has taken air sealing to the next level with his "block and caulk"... More

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Sleuthing Out Moisture

Bill Robinson explains how he conducts a building inspection on homes threatened... More

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Queen of Zero: A JLC Case Study Home

The goal is to bring back a Queen Anne Victorian home destroyed by fire to a... More

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Air-to-Water Heat Pumps Come of Age

Simple system designs reduce costs and improve efficiency More

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A Modern Approach to Balloon Framing

Tim Uhler breaks down how a short-handed crew can keep a project on schedule by... More

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Untangling the Skilled Labor Knot

Let's invest in improving worker skills; it's the most promising way to improve... More

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A Smarter Way of Charging for Overhead and Profit

When bidding on a project, you need more than a simple formula. More

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