Wayland, MA, US
I've spent 20 years managing and developing software for the healthcare industry, and roughly the same time buying and remodeling houses across the US. All were deep remodels with structural and design changes, retrofits to improve insulation and energy efficiency, plumbing and electric upgrades, new HVAC systems, new ceilings, trim, tile, paint etc. -- and in Massachusetts, reinforcement for hurricane winds.
Over the years, my appreciation for the value of Fine Homebuilding and Green Building Advisor has grown. The information provided by their team and the FHB / GBA community is phenomenal, from deep reviews of methods and tools to simple tips that can save a significant amount of time.
FHB and GBA are also a source of real-world clarity and facts, when there are gaps in standards and the information provided by manufacturers.
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