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June 01, 2015

Long gone are the days when windows were merely an afterthought in the construction process. Today, clients and designers are seeking stylish, efficient and sophisticated ways to incorporate windows into their new and remodeled home projects.

Below is a quote from an online article by Professional Builder Magazine. While this is interesting the real issue here is:

What lessons did you learn from the recession?

The housing market is enjoying some good tailwinds, which typically mean positive things for residential construction. As work picks up – especially in home repair and remodeling – increased demand for categories like roofing and framing are helping to drive product innovation in nailers. 

May 28, 2015

The housing market is enjoying some good tailwinds, which typically mean positive things for residential construction. As work picks up – especially in home repair and remodeling – increased demand for categories like roofing and framing are helping to drive product innovation in nailers. 

A beautiful, high-performance floor starts with what you can’t see—a stable floor frame and subfloor underneath. Simple installation mistakes can lead to squeaky floors or damaged finishes, along with the cost and hassle of associated callbacks.

May 26, 2015

A beautiful, high-performance floor starts with what you can’t see—a stable floor frame and subfloor underneath. Simple installation mistakes can lead to squeaky floors or damaged finishes, along with the cost and hassle of associated callbacks.

Deck projects can expand to include a wide range of applications, such as light-commercial projects at restaurants or hotels as well as a variety of marina and dock projects near waterways. The possibilities can be seen in a recent dock project completed by Innovative Marine Solutions Inc.

Here are some tips for running a successful Roundtable event.

Above: Squash blocks installed to support load from above. Right: Load from above without squash blocks or blocking panels caused this web to buckle. Blocking panels should have also been used to provide lateral support to the joist ends.

 

One of my “guilty pleasures” – you know, things that you should be embarrassed to admit you love – is the John Travolta movie, The Phenomenon.

April 24, 2015

Above: Squash blocks installed to support load from above. Right: Load from above without squash blocks or blocking panels caused this web to buckle. Blocking panels should have also been used to provide lateral support to the joist ends.

 

April 24, 2015

If the Boomers were a tidal wave, the Millennials are a tsunami—there are 92 million of them, compared with 77 million Boomers.

April 24, 2015

Engineered to provide strength and consistency, Weyerhaeuser’s Trus Joist® TJI® joists are one of the most fundamental components of a solid, high-performance floor system.

April 24, 2015

When designing a wood-framed floor system for residential projects, building to meet the applicable codes is only one step in the design process. Having met code requirements, there is an array of choices a designer must consider that impact the day-to-day use of the floor.

April 24, 2015

Design trends come and go, but one change that’s likely permanent is homebuyers’ desire for more open floor plans that provide a better space for entertaining, encourage interaction, and open up interior rooms to more natural light.

April 24, 2015

When the clouds cleared and the waves subsided following Superstorm Sandy in October 2012, the Santos family found itself picking up the pieces alongside many of its Point Pleasant, N.J., neighbors.

April 24, 2015

Last year, nearly 30 percent of new homes in the U.S. had partial or full basements, according to the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction. The heaviest concentration continues to be in the Northeast and Midwest, where more than 70 percent of new homes were built atop basements.

April 20, 2015

Now that the U.S. Department of Energy’s new residential water heater regulations are in effect, it’s important to understand the new challenges builders and remodelers may be facing. The U.S.

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