A collection of five videos on a Passive House Retrofit in Sharon, CT (climate zone 5) executed by Ben Bogie, Built to Last, LLC.
This is by no means an exhaustive disection of the construction process, but it gives a good overview of what they did, why they did it, and exactly how it was done.
This building has since been certified as PHIUS+ from the Passive House Institute US.
A toolkit of simple solutions to complex wall bracing requirements
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.
Six tips for clean and accurate cuts
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.
The non-structural requirements are pretty simple for guard rails: if there's a fall hazard, make a guard, and keep it such that it will actually stop people from falling.
Questions and answers about the engineering, endurance, and manufacturing of an AdvanTech subfloor
Framing a roof with I-joists over the existing roof makes a ton of room for insulation and offers a short lesson in vapor movement through assemblies
Long wedges cut from 2x4s are extremely effective for removing difficult flooring. Oh yeah, and don't forget the sledgehammer.
Screwing I-joists to the outside of a wall—really—makes a lot more room for insulation on a deep energy retrofit in NW Connecticut
Sweep or wet-vac them away. With AdvanTech, puddles are not a problem.
A film on the many aspects of woodworking that go into building things with wood—including a pre-robot look at technology displacing workers
Sharp lines = accurate work
There is a range of coatings choices. Do you know what to ask for by name for your application?
Use SketchUp.com to visually calculate the rise, run, and materials for stairbuilding—or anything else, for that matter
Counting down the top 15 pages of 2016. This one is #1—The most popular page of 2016. Less is more, more or less. And now it is codified.