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A Builder’s Guide to Carbon-Neutral Building Practices

How to reduce the embodied carbon used to build a house, which can equal the CO₂... More

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Strategies for Safe and Affordable Decks

Glenn Mathewson and John Moss join the JLC editors to discuss how to deliver a... More

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Inspecting the Inspectors

We asked our readers to weigh in on the building code enforcement process in the... More

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Heat Pumps in the Age of Electrification

For electrification to succeed, we need to design, install, and maintain heat... More

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Decoding the Framing Square for Rafter Layout

Hidden in the rafter table is the base, altitude, and hypotenuse for 34 different... More

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Panel Discussion: Safe and Durable Deck Stairs

Watch now to learn practical details on building safe stairs that will last for... More

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Training the Next Generation of Building Professionals

Educating the next-generation of skilled workers will likely come from robust... More

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A Study in Broken Load Paths

Many old wood-frame buildings have outlived their structural capacity More

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A Radical Approach to Protecting Finished Floors

Applying finish to the floor at the start of a job is unconventional, but it saves... More

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A Builder's Guide to Breathable Indoor Air

The formula for cleaner, healthier indoor air is simple: A tight shell, and... More

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