Fire Safety

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Evaluating Fire-Damaged Concrete

Sometimes the foundation of a fire-damaged building is okay to re-use; sometimes... More

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Installation Considerations for Indoor/Outdoor Fireplaces

Fireplaces enjoyed indoors and out are a desirable amenity. Here's how to install... 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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How Close Can a Mantel Be to a Fireplace?

Different standards apply to mantel and surround clearances, depending on whether... More

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The Cocoanut Grove Fire, Lessons Learned

This week marks the 80th anniversary of the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S.... More

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An Illustrated Guide to Wildfire-Resilient Buildings

As smoke from burning Canadian forests that overspread the Northeast this week... More

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MgO Subfloor

Their magnesium-oxide composition provides these structural panels with sound and... More

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Ember Storm

Watch how wind-driven embers can attack a house in this simulation at the Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) Research Center in Richburg, S.C. More

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Animal Hospital Rehab

Workflow and planning were critical in keeping this emergency veterinary care... More

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A Remodeler's Guide to Basement Egress

Before converting a basement to living space, be sure you can meet the... More

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