Summer2010 Issue


Naturally Better

Sometimes it seems as if tradition trumps logic in the building trades. Innovations are often surprisingly slow to catch on,


Stepping Up

How often does the latest trend in style actually make life easier for the homebuilder? That’s exactly what’s happening right


Builder Spotlight – Cline Design Associates

Cline Design Associates is an integrated architecture, planning, landscape architecture and interiors firm in North Carolina with more than 20


Engineered for Extremes

The team at ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition reality TV show rebuilds houses across the country, from the unforgiving deserts


Keeping A Green Eye On California

Radiant barrier products give California builders greater flexibility in meeting energy codes. Home designers and builders nationwide have always kept


Operation Finally Home

On Oct. 12, 2004, Corporal Donny Daughenbaugh was shot in the face just outside Baghdad. He survived—but the bullet is


The Fire Fighter

Typically, fire-rated building assemblies for wood-framed structures incorporate gypsum sheathing and fire-resistant treated (FRT) plywood. Both have been used for