Advanced Framing Techniques: Two-Stud Corners

Wood framing is still the dominant technique employed when constructing North American homes. While this is a cost-effective method, designers and builders should keep in mind that with new energy codes there are ways to increase the amount of wall insulation, reduce the amount of lumber used, and reduce thermal bridging by introducing advanced framing techniques.

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Attic Ventilation Best Practices

If you want your housing envelope to perform at its peak, proper attic ventilation is key. This is because the regulation of the temperature, pressure and moisture in the attic to more closely resemble a conditioned space will reduce thermal loss and moisture vapor migration. Effective attic ventilation practices also ensure the durability of your roofing components and eliminate the possibility of damage by mold and mildew.

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Better Home Insulation Tips

It secures a home’s energy envelope which means the homeowner saves money on energy bills and it makes for a more comfortable home. Proper installation of insulation is the key to success. It doesn’t matter what kind of insulation you choose, putting it in right will be the best way to ensure success.

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4 Essential Ways to Increase Productivity Part 1

Your processes, both in the office and on the job site, need to be dynamic. This means that you are constantly evolving to improve efficiency and productivity. Productivity accounts for the quality of your service and the resources you need to maintain the highest standards. You should be open to new approaches, constantly update equipment and technology and use reliable assessment tools to establish what works and what doesn’t.

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