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Deep Structural Retrofit

Jake Lewandowski explains how he remedied a home's rotted frame by completely... More

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Moisture Protection for Walls

Doug Horgan dives into a range of practical solutions for draining and drying... 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

Zeroing in on the causes of elevated moisture in buildings More

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Queen of Zero: A JLC Case Study Home

This Queen Anne Victorian merges historic architecture with a net-zero standard of... 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

How a short-handed crew streamlines wall building and keeps projects on schedule More

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Untangling the Skilled Labor Knot

Improving worker skills is the best way to improve construction productivity. 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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Air-Sealing an Ice-Prone Home

Chris West troubleshoots an ice damming problem in a Cape-style home, a common... More

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