Jul 8 2017

Meet code with the only deck tension tie engineered to adjust

Jul 7 2017

Exterior insulation can create transition problems. Here are a few solutions

Jun 26 2017

Old-school framing meets new-age materials.

Jun 24 2017

Equatorial sun changes the priorities in a construction sequence


May 27 2017

Begin with the end in mind. And some construction materials, too.

May 25 2017

3D Printing is hereby put on notice that it is not the disruptive sweetheart of the construction world anymore. ROBOTS are everywhere.


May 24 2017

See how easy it is to avoid the top five hanger errors. 

May 22 2017

Here’s how to stiffen walls that are too narrow to resist the force exerted by high winds and earthquakes.

May 20 2017

This Roomba-like device can navigate a room and print complicated layout on the floor.

May 4 2017

Tie the walls to the foundation, the floor to the walls, and add shear strength for lateral support


May 2 2017

Better insulation, drier walls, lower HERS scores, and labor savings.

Apr 27 2017

A collection of five videos on a Passive House Retrofit in Sharon, CT (climate zone 5) executed by Ben Bogie, Built to Last, LLC

Apr 17 2017

Keep mechanical equipment within the envelope to improve the quality of houses and homes

Apr 6 2017

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.

Mar 28 2017

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.

Mar 14 2017

Six tips for clean and accurate cuts

Mar 2 2017

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.


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