Glue the rim joist, caulk the gaps, and overhang the wall sheathing to tighten this leaky building assembly
Better insulation, drier walls, higher HERS scores, and labor savings.
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.
See how easy it is to avoid the top five hanger errors.
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.
Wet wood is a fact of life. What happens to wood that gets wet, is a whole 'nother story
Tie the walls to the foundation, the floor to the walls, and add shear strength for lateral support
A collection of five videos on a Passive House Retrofit in Sharon, CT (climate zone 5) executed by Ben Bogie, Built to Last, LLC
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.