Improve Thermal Performance and Lower Costs
An optimized value engineered approach to framing kills two birds with one stone
Detailing for Dissimilar Materials
Creating adequate separation between materials is critical to mitigating cracks (and worse) along cementitious surfaces.
Codes & Standards
An Introduction to the Zero Energy Ready Home Program
Late in 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy's Zero Energy Ready Home program announced the rollout of ZERH Single Family Version 2
Guest Column: Residential Construction Trends to Follow in 2023
PERC shares homeowner trends to keep on your radar in the New Year.
Trouble-Free Stucco Overhangs
Transitions from walls to horizontal surfaces are prone to moisture problems. Attention to proper detailing in these areas is key.
A Pittsburgh Rowhouse With a View
Working mostly within the city limits but in a variety of neighborhoods on different building types, architect Darren Lloyd says every project is instructive for projects that follow, regardless of type.
Tuning Into Infill in East Memphis
Memphis-based Archimania is intent on using good design to improve the city.
Site-Specific Design: What It Means to Design for Place
Designing custom homes to preserve and enhance the natural qualities of a site
2022 Custom Timber Home Building Outlook
A few of top tips from Mid-Atlantic Timberframes for working with timber frame providers, as well as what we’re seeing on the custom timber home building horizon for 2022.
A Case for Compact Duct Layouts
Energy and building codes now require a high level of insulation, high-performance glazing, and better air sealing—compact duct layouts may help
Design Details: Above the Fray
In a densely populated Seattle neighborhood, two adjacent infill sites were developed: The Lookout and Shake Shacks
Backstory: Logical Thinking
How a small architecture and construction firm in Maine became a leader in the prefab and Passive House movements
Guest Columnist: Evaluating Risks and Cost Before Buying Land
Finding the right building site with no issues can be trick; that's where scrubbing the lot could help
Collaboration holds the key to a smoother selections process that satisfies both client and builder