Tropical hardwood beams, locally-fashioned framing connectors, and mahogany siding. Who needs a view?
Whether using roof trusses or stick framing a roof frame, if you make space above the exterior walls, your energy performance will thank you.
Construction methods differ from country to country but are especially different in Japan.
I’m kicking myself for not already knowing this amazingly simple trick!
Exterior insulation can create transition problems. Here are a few solutions
Old-school framing meets new-age materials.
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.
This Roomba-like device can navigate a room and print complicated layout on the floor.
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
Keep mechanical equipment within the envelope to improve the quality of houses and homes
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.