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A Close Look at a Mighty Little Shack

In part 2 of his "Dune Shack" blog, JLC editor Roe Osborn tours the structural and... More

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A Week off the Grid

A little taste of the big stuff going on in this editor's life More

An Incredible Catalan Vault

A highly skilled mason shows how it’s possible to build a complex brick vault without using falsework.  More

Massachusetts Shore Towns Wrangle with FEMA over Flood Zones

A coalition of coastal towns south of Boston, Mass., is getting mixed results in its effort to push back on updated FEMA flood zone determinations. More

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Deep Rafters for a Massachusetts Passive House

The massive ridge beam and deep I-joist rafters in this custom Passive House aren’... More

Moving a Lighthouse? No Big Deal

Moving a lighthouse a few hundred feet is all in a day’s work for house mover Jerry Matyiko. More

Insulated Footings for a Massachusetts Passive House

A Massachusetts builder starts a custom Passive House in suburban Boston with... More

For New England Contractors, Spring Promises a Crush of Repair Jobs

This year’s severe winter has done extensive damage to homes on the New England coast. For contractors, that means a busy spring and summer ahead. More

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Retrofitting New Windows In An Older House - Part 2

In Part 2 of this slideshow series, Manny Silva installs the window in the opening... More

Minnesota Crews Travel to Boston to Deal With Ice Dams

The Boston area is facing a once-in-a-century snow event — and there’s money to be made for crews with the right equipment and skills. More

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