Roof framing, window options, and a mechanical advantage add up to lower bills and a higher quality home
Exterior insulation can create transition problems. Here are a few solutions
Old-school framing meets new-age materials.
Begin with the end in mind. And some construction materials, too.
3D Printing is hereby put on notice that it is not the disruptive sweetheart of the construction world anymore. ROBOTS are everywhere.
Here’s how to stiffen walls that are too narrow to resist the force exerted by high winds and earthquakes.
This Roomba-like device can navigate a room and print complicated layout on the floor.
Tie the walls to the foundation, the floor to the walls, and add shear strength for lateral support
Better insulation, drier walls, lower HERS scores, and labor savings.
A collection of five videos on a Passive House Retrofit in Sharon, CT (climate zone 5) executed by Ben Bogie, Built to Last, LLC
The most effective (and easiest) time to detail the air barrier is during the framing stage. If it isn't specified during design, ain't no way the framers are gonna get it right.
A collection of details that make sense for most framers to incorporate into their SOP—based on feedback from framers who do it a lot.
No I-Joist nailing required
18 Videos, articles, and animations showing you how to get through Section 1 of the Energy Star Thermal Bypass Checklist. It is about the continuity between various components of the air barrier system and the thermal envelope.