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LEED for Homes is a new, comprehensive national certification program for green, energy-efficient homes. Builders who’ve tried it like it, but will it change the way houses are built?
by Sean Groom
From undersize nails to overloaded trusses, here's a look at what builders get wrong when they wing it without an engineer
by David Utterback
By paying attention to some basic details, you can avoid the framing mistakes that building inspectors encounter most frequently
by Rick Tyrell
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Code Check Electrical (4th ed.)An up-to-the-minute reference for wiring a safe house.
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For Pros By Pros: Building with Engineered LumberLearn to purchase and frame efficiently with engineered lumber for high-quality results.
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