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.
Here’s how to stiffen walls that are too narrow to resist the force exerted by high winds and earthquakes.
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.
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.