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Building brick walls on wood floors

In remodeling my restaurant, I want to put an interior brick wall on the second floor. However, the local building officials say this cannot be done because it's against code to have a brick wall supported by wood framing. Is this true? More

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Swelling Soils Destroy Wood Foundations

What happens when wood foundations are placed on swelling soils? More

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Slabs Built Without Vertical Shoring

One way to build without conventional vertical shores is to use long-span form panels supported by brackets or jacks attached to the bearing walls or columns of the building itself. More

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Earth Shelters Are Here to Stay

The underground homes now being built in America are, at least on the inside, almost identical to conventional housing. More

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