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Decompress on Energy Trusses

The evolution of energy codes over the past several years has resulted in an increased demand for insulation as a means of achieving greater efficiency...

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Decoding the 2012 IECC: Understanding Changes in the Context of a Home’s System

It’s been over a year since the International Code Council released the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)...

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Meeting Fire Codes with OSB

On average, a structural fire occurs almost once per minute...

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The Supply Question

Recent months have brought significant improvements to all segments of the housing industry. Spending for residential remodeling rose 10.8 percent in 2012 and continues to climb...

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Roof Designs and the Home Energy Rating System (HERS)

EW: What is the Home Energy Rating System (HERS)? AJ: The HERS Index has become an industry standard in measuring a home’s relative efficiency by looking at the home as a system...

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King of the Sill

As the industry embraces wood framing in taller multifamily structures, builders and designers alike need to understand the science behind the use of various ty...

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Shrinkage: Less is More

EW: Why do you recommend woodframing in 4–5–story construction? CN: Wood is readily available, and it has considerable strength and durability...

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