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After standing pat with its flagship energy program for the first 10 years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency revamped the thresholds for Energy Star-backed new homes twice in the last half...
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Structural engineer and expert framer Tim Garrison presents his assessment and recommendations from a recent framing inspection.
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Representatives of federal government agencies, states, municipalities, research centers, professional associations, and environmental groups met recently at the White House to discuss ways to...
Advanced framing can save materials and time while boosting your homes’ efficiencies. Here are five techniques that can be adopted independently.
Ensure durability, strength, and fewer callbacks related to your subfloors by following these back-to-basics installation strategies.
Gord Cooke on the myths of sealing and ventilation
An expert engineer in wood structures identifies the most common framing mistakes and offers advice on how to avoid them.
In honor of Professional Builder's 75th anniversary, we profile pioneering figures, breakthrough ideas, and transformative market trends that have shaped home building since 1936.
In this third installment of a three-part series on building information modeling, Scott Sedam talks with design professionals who are leading the transition from CAD to BIM.
Looking to right-size your HVAC systems? A building science expert offers advice for getting HVAC load calculations just right.
In this second of a three-part series on building information modeling for home builders, Scott Sedam explains how BIM, when used properly, can be a powerful weapon in the war against waste in...
Lean expert Scott Sedam goes back to his home-building roots to help pinpoint BIM’s potential as a powerful enabler for Lean building and the relentless removal of waste from product and process...
Master plumber Ed Del Grande offers advice on being eco-friendly while still delivering the luxury homeowners want
Moisture can be the nemesis of today’s more tightly-built wood-framed homes. Creating a tight building envelope is only one part of the equation in creating a high-performing, energy-efficient...