Specifications

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Q&A: Spray Foam for Foundations?

Q: The specs for spray-applied urethane foam insulation say that it does not absorb water (hydrophobic). So why is it never used on the outside of foundations? More

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Legal Adviser: Liability for Specified Products

Guarding against liability for defective products More

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New Laws New Lights

Beginning this month, the federal Energy Policy Act will do away with some of the most popular fluorescent and incandescent bulbs. Here’s how to pick appropriate replacements. More

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Legal Column: Avoid Verbal Contracts

The dangers of verbal contracts More

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State of the Art Contractor: Ready-to-Use Spreadsheets for Estimating (GC Works)

Spreadsheet estimator More

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State-of-the-Art Contractor: Contracts and Specs a la Carte

Custom specs and contracts made easy More

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Finish Carpentry Quality Standards

More and more architects and designers are using AWI standards in their specs. A... More

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Simple Specs for Small Jobs

Writing a good set of specs is just as important as drawing the plans. Here’s how to organize your specs and what to include in them. More

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Q&A: Dehumidifying the Air

Q: Can a dehumidifier be added to a forced-air system? If so, what should a contractor know about specifying this? More

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Business Forum: The Fine Art of Note Taking

Taking careful notes More

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