Learn to decipher the codes on the window labels, and know what stats to look for in a good window (and what meets current building codes). In this video I'll explain in plain english what U-Factor means (and how to relate it to R-value), as well as the meaning to SHGC.
This Tulikivi see through fireplace was put just inside a new addition. The Tulikivi became the perfect room divider addng gentle radiant heat to both the new and existing parts of the home. A copper...
Matt Risinger, Blogger | April 5th, 20132 comments
The weather in the Southern United States poses a unique challenge to the issues of ventilation and indoor-air quality. Here are my opinions and suggestions on how to address these issues if you are building or remodeling in the South.
Matt Risinger, Blogger | February 23rd, 20132 comments
Mark LaLiberte is an amazing building-science teacher. Read my blogging notes from his seminar titled "Building High-Performance Homes Dos & Don'ts," which I attended in Austin, Texas. Remember that this is focused on Texas construction, but there is plenty to learn here for anyone in the U.S.
Building information modeling (BIM) is the next evolution of CAD, involving the five-dimensional generation and management of digital plans. This post, written by my colleague Kristin Dispenza, introduces a new product specifically for small firms.
Architect Peter Pfeiffer talks about how to utilize smart design for a house in a hot climate zone. His green building advice is practical and following his advice will result in a house that's well designed for the rigors of a hot climate. If you want a comfortable, efficient, durable house and you live in the South then this video will give you tons to think about.
TexasTimberFrames, member | April 20th, 20121 comment
The "car cathedral" is a 20,000 sq. ft. timber frame structure that will house an amazing collection of muscle cars when completed. Â This incredible barn, located outside of Houston, TX, is over 53...