Residential Construction

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October Letters

Installing kitchen cabinets in plane, misclassifying workers, Lowe's lumber-sizing lawsuit More

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Can the Housing Market Recover?

Sales of newly built homes surged last month to the highest level since 2008. But overall the housing market's slipped. More

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Fixing Faulty Roof Framing

A remodeler working on a master suite remodel that involves a cathedral ceiling... More

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Words Matter

What the Patagonian Toothfish can teach us about building science. More

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Mixed Reality: The Future of Building Design?

Is augmented reality just a smart-phone party trick or could it be solace for an increasingly populated planet? More

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Mississippi Adopts Statewide Building Code Law

After receiving negative attention for lax code policies, Mississippi has moved to require enforcement of model building codes statewide. More

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Mega-Builders Consolidate As Recovery Takes Hold

High-profile acquisitions indicate growing financial strength among the nation’s biggest production homebuilders.With the homebuilding rebound two years old, the nation’s biggest builders are strengthening their grip on supplies of developed land. More

More Cooperation Needed

A deck builder writes in that his building department required a soils engineer for a deck on a house more than 25 years old More

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Tips For Building Deck Stairs

The stairs are one of the most important parts of a deck. If proper attention... More

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Louisiana Builders Talk Back To Insurance Industry Critics

The insurance industry’s Institute for Building and Home Safety says Louisiana has weakened its building standards, but the state’s HBA has a different take. More

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