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Rescuing a Failing Structure

How an underbuilt roof led to destruction of first-floor joists More

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Beam Stress and Strain: A Lesson in Statics

Clayton DeKorne explains how beams are governed by five principal factors that... More

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Building on Sloped Terrain Made Easy with Helical Piles

Achieving a solid hillside foundation no longer needs to be complex or risky More

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5 Resources Every Builder Should Know About

Helpful tools for constructing resilient, cost-effective, code-compliant homes. More

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Working With Large Beams

Tim Uhler teaches us how he and his framing crew safely cut, handle, and lift... More

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Repairing a Buckled Ceiling

Jake Lewandowski explains how poor framing and a meager insulation job led to... More

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BUILDER's 2022 Guide to New Products

Over 50 new residential products in five diverse categories are included in... 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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