Frigid temperatures bring health hazards like frostbite and hypothermia, but one of the most frequently overlooked cold-weather hazards is dehydration.
Mar 16 2020
Water management begins with the framing and extends to WRB
Mar 9 2020
The keys to a clean polyurethane control joint between two concrete slabs
Mar 5 2020
3D Printing is hereby put on notice that it is not the disruptive sweetheart of the construction world anymore. ROBOTS are everywhere.
Mar 2 2020
Use gravity and capillary breaks to stop water from seeping into the basement
Feb 24 2020
This building is designed with the sun—rather than with dimensional lumber—in mind
Feb 10 2020
How to see through walls and floors to avoid plumbing, HVAC, and loads that aren't obvious in a cabinet-covered wall
Feb 3 2020
Different proportions of the same four ingredients yield different strength mixes of concrete for structural and non-structural parts of a building
Dec 28 2019
Two videos cover the design questions and construction process of a post and beam patio roof structure
Dec 2 2019
A master stucco and plaster contractor shows how he repairs lath and plaster problems
Nov 25 2019
Poking holes in plaster walls can leave bare lath flapping and loosens the plaster surrounding the opening. This time-tested repair method restores the plaster wall to good-as-new condition.
Nov 11 2019
Does adding fibers to concrete make it stronger or what?
Nov 4 2019
Ray tracing animations show how sound in an enclosed room reflects off of hard surfaces, creating reverberations and echoes that can make spoken language unintelligible.
Nov 2 2019
Step up your joinery skills with a new woodworking technique
Oct 28 2019
Contact between dissimilar metals – like copper fittings threaded into steel pipe or copper flashing fastened with steel nails – sets up an electro-chemical reaction that causes corrosion and leads to failure of the “less noble” metal
Oct 17 2019
Silicosis is a Lung Disease You Get from Masonry Dust—It Can Kill You if you breathe the dust from cutting concrete and masonry