Articles, surveys, ideas, trends, and tips on best practices for residential builders, remodelers, and architects serving the residential construction industry.
Webinar: Project and Trade Management Musts—The New American Remodel 2023
Access the webinar here to learn project and trade management lessons from The New American Remodel 2023
How to Attach a Patio Roof to an Existing House
A graceful integration may mean more work but improved functionality and aesthetics
How To Improve Energy Performance in Existing Attics
There’s more to insulating the attic than attic insulation; there’s venting, air sealing, and misery
Model ReModel 2022: A Case Study in Sustainable, Thoughtful Construction
The eighth annual Model ReModel project features an accessory dwelling unit, designed for aging in place, attached to a 19th-century Victorian
Model building code could aid remodelers and home owners in face of extreme weather.
COVID-19: One Remodeling Marketer Outlines Her Plan
See how Consultant and Marketing Director Megan McGuire is responding to the novel coronavirus
Breaking the Fall
Complying with OSHA’s safety rules requires planning, training and (most of all) supervision
Estimating Shortcuts for Circular Concrete Shapes
There’s more than one way to calculate quantities for curved slabs and tube forms. We review the standard math, add a shortcut, and throw in a cheat sheet for good measure.
Reducing Risk When Making a Switch
Tips for easing the transition between traditional products and processes and newer, resilient options
Beautiful Hazard: How to Design Safe, Functional and Beautiful Stairs
Can you count the code violations in this shot? Twelve tips for designing safe, functional, and beautiful stairs.