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Infrared Cameras for Building Science and Home Performance

Infrared Cameras for Building Science and Home Performance

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Building-science consultant Flemming Lund explains how to use IR cameras to identify missing insulation, air leaks, water leaks, and more

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BuildingEnergy 2014: Stump the Energy Nerd

BuildingEnergy 2014: Stump the Energy Nerd

GreenBuildingAdvisor.com editor Martin Holladay takes questions from the audience at NESEA's annual energy-efficiency and solar-power conference

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How to Clean Fuzz Off of a New Paint Roller

How to Clean Fuzz Off of a New Paint Roller

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If you're rolling a nice, smooth finish onto a painted surface, you could take your chances that the fuzz from your brand-new roller doesn't end up in your paint, but there's a better way

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Demand for Existing Houses Falls

Demand for Existing Houses Falls

Citing government data, the National Association of Home Builders says new home sales are "effectively flat" and that sales of existing homes show a "significant decline."

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Planning a Major Upgrade? Consider New Siding

Planning a Major Upgrade? Consider New Siding

Remodeling magazine's annual cost vs. value study ranks projects by the proportion of money that can be recouped when reselling the property.

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New Admixture Will Eliminate Need for Air-Entrained Concrete

New Admixture Will Eliminate Need for Air-Entrained Concrete

The BASF Corp. unveils a liquid admixture for use in concrete exposed to freeze-thaw cycles. It will produce a mix that's as much as 30% stronger than air-entrained concrete.

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Build a Foolproof Jig For Cutting Laminate Countertops

Build a Foolproof Jig For Cutting Laminate Countertops

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If you're cutting a postform laminate countertop in the field, you could try freehanding the awkward cuts and hope you don't screw it up, but there's a better way.  

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NAHB Opposes Clean Water Act Expansion

NAHB Opposes Clean Water Act Expansion

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The building-industry trade group says new federal rules would require permits be issued for a greater number of projects and would lead to delays.

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Self-Taught MBA: Profiles in Good Business

Self-Taught MBA: Profiles in Good Business

Profiles of building enterprises that provide valuable insights. Unique business strategies that work for them, and may work for you.

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How to Lay Out an Accurate Ellipse with a Stick, Two Nails, and a Pencil

How to Lay Out an Accurate Ellipse with a Stick, Two Nails, and a Pencil

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If you need to make an elliptical backing for a cove or arch, you could look at the 15 ways Wikipedia shows how to do it and risk your head exploding, but there's a better way.

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The Making of a Hobbit-House Door

The Making of a Hobbit-House Door

This one-of-a-kind custom door was inspired by a creative couple's love of Art Nouveau and elfin details

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Lawsuits Against Azek Decking are Consolidated

Lawsuits Against Azek Decking are Consolidated

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Complaints from Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Illinois claim Azek PVC decking is defective. The lawsuits have now been consolidated in a New Jersey court.

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This House Is Assembled With a Screw Driver

This House Is Assembled With a Screw Driver

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A French design firm develops a prototype for a 1615-sq.-ft. house built from blocks of foam insulation and laminated-veneer lumber.

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The Risks of Building Green

The Risks of Building Green

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Contractors who make sustainable building their focus face a variety of business risks that mainstream builders don't have.

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The 4 Major Window Frame Types - Southern US recommendations

The 4 Major Window Frame Types - Southern US recommendations

The 4 major window frame materials are Vinyl, Fiberglass/Composite, Aluminum, & Wood. In this video we will discuss the pros/cons of each type along with my recommendations for the Hot/Humid Southern US.

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A Better Way to Fold a Tarp or Drop Cloth

A Better Way to Fold a Tarp or Drop Cloth

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Chuck Miller demonstrates why folding your tarp like a flag is not the most convenient way to stow it. Learn this old trick from the theater industry and save time every time you need to protect a surface.

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3-D Camera Expands Your View

3-D Camera Expands Your View

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New device allows three-dimensional images of interior spaces to be created quickly and easily. Why look at simple photos when you can fly around the room?

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IBS 2014: InvisiDoor Hidden-bookcase-door Hardware

IBS 2014: InvisiDoor Hidden-bookcase-door Hardware

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Builder Gary Striegler shows off his favorite new secret-door hinges. The hardware can support a full-size bookcase, and it can be set for inswing or outswing to work with any project you can dream up.

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IBS 2014: A Look Inside The New, New Home Book

IBS 2014: A Look Inside 'The New, New Home' Book

Curious about what's possible when building a 21st-century house? Justin chats with architect Boyce Thompson and discovers how his new book helps people ask architects and builders the right questions to get the home of their dreams

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IBS 2014: Zip Systems New Radiant-Barrier Option

IBS 2014: Zip System's New Radiant-Barrier Option

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Radiant barriers are not new, but Huber has added this feature to their already well-performing sheathing system

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