A three-part series on keeping water out of control joints in an aestheticly pleasing manner
A peek at interior and exterior foundation waterproofing in one single house
A split riser allows you to remove the forms without damaging wet concrete.
This old-school method kills two birds with one stone.
Luxury housing development in Ecuador
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.
Yup—just drill a hole, add a piece of copper wire and drive the screw home
A Mashup of traditional architecture, modern technology, and good old gravity
A snowball effect of physics vs. physical structures: water carries salt to the surface of masonry, which crystallizes and can blow apart its masonry host.
A reusable gun that delivers a top-notch bead of sealant with very little waste
A little soap makes the goop workable and some fine sand makes it less goopy
Sealing the joints between slabs is critical to the longevity of concrete
An #oldschool approach to decorative concrete surfaces
Good amortization doesn't always involve using a building forever—sometimes, it means recapturing the space when the building corrodes
Just because they call it mud doesn’t mean it behaves like dirt and water
Jack Ellis is a brick layer. His work starts at 8 in the morning. Jack is working on the third floor, so he climbs the—what appears to be homemade—ladder up to get on the scaffolding.
Drill, Drive, DONE—Finally a concrete anchor that works
Flashing must extend all the way from the wall to the outside. Oh yeah, and it has to be watertight and eight people have to work on it...
The iconic brick layer’s trowel had found a new use.
"In order to maximize the buildable area on the infill lot, we had to go fairly deep and do some extensive shoring."
—Dan Whitmore of Hammer & Hand