January 8, 2018
Designing a better wall system isn’t particularly hard. Designing one with a chance of being accepted by production builders, on the other hand, has proven difficult ... and that’s a problem.
November 22, 2017
The contrast of a hard day’s effort and an evening’s rest inspires this mason to make beautiful things that last.
November 20, 2017
Specialized beads and tapes speed up the drywall finishing process on cathedral ceilings and valleys.
November 13, 2017
This fundamental approach hinges on an accurate layout that keeps the math to a minimum.
September 22, 2017
Sheathing, wet OSB, and how you never get to do your own work when you are managing staff on site.
September 19, 2017
Thick walls designed for continuous, full-depth insulation at the floor joists work well for production building.
September 13, 2017
Split jacks let you work faster, but they introduce another hinge point in the wall, which could be problematic in high-wind and high-seismic-risk zones.
September 12, 2017
Let there be light: a beautiful way to extend sightlines and add charm.
September 7, 2017
Although keeping costs low informs decisions about the envelope and mechanical systems, homeowner comfort gets the final say.
August 25, 2017
Building with insulating concrete forms, preventing rot on low-slope roofing, and mad props for your humble show-notes compiler.
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