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IBS Wrap and 2017 Outlook
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IBS Wrap and 2017 Outlook

Out of the aisles and back in the trenches and job sites ... here's some... More

A Case for Collaboration
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A Case for Collaboration

House systems are as innovative as their least innovative component. More

Builder's Dilemma
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Builder's Dilemma

A Sam Rashkin Ode to David Bowie: Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes. More

Canada's Tallest Wood Tower Tests Building Codes
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Canada's Tallest Wood Tower Tests Building Codes

A student residence under construction at the University of British Columbia could... More

Roofing Mistakes that Can Get a Builder Sued
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Roofing Mistakes that Can Get a Builder Sued

These roofing mistakes can lead to leaky houses and unhappy customers. Make sure... More

The Envelope, Please!
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The Envelope, Please!

Our go-to expert on building innovation Sam Raskin says it’s time for builders to... More

How Do High-R Walls Perform With Moisture?
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How Do High-R Walls Perform With Moisture?

Home Innovation Research Labs is on a quest to understand moisture performance of... More

Time to Change Platforms
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Time to Change Platforms

Sam Rashkin's challenge likens our outdated processes to 'the proverbial frog in... More

In the Wake of the Quake: Pre-Uniform Building Code Structures at Risk
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In the Wake of the Quake: Pre-Uniform Building Code Structures at Risk

Experts say damage from Taiwan's recent quake would have been worse if not for... More

Why is Net-Zero Building Getting Net-Zero Enthusiasm?
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Why is Net-Zero Building Getting Net-Zero Enthusiasm?

In this editorial, ARCHITECT editor-in-chief Ned Cramer questions the lack of... More

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