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Q. My son is graduating from high school and hoping to go into engineering or architecture after finishing the “core” courses the university requires. What can you suggest he do to prepare for his career? more
Q. We read your column about stair railings and decks and want to share our experience. We had a home inspection to buy our first house last year . . . more
Q. I’m trying to understand why I didn’t pass my inspection for my deck and front steps with no railings, and also my stairs and moving a wall near my front door. more
Q. I just bought a house on a corner lot. I’ve heard that there are rules and regulations regarding a pool and other recreational equipment on a corner lot. more
Q. I had replacement windows installed because the old ones were 60 years old and falling apart. Afterward I stood at the street to admire them. and noticed the color of some windows was different. more
Q. I’m wondering about how skyscrapers are built. My class is talking about buildings, and I want to know how they’re made so tall and strong when other buildings that are much smaller are so weak. more
Q. Are you familiar with something called ICFs (insulated concrete forms, made of closed-cell Styrofoam)? We’re hoping to build a cottage house with a basement on a hillside upstate . . . more
Q. We’re hoping you can tell us what to do about our driveway. It’s been sinking for a few years now, and we had it patched two summers in a row. more
Q. I was wondering about putting a laundry room on my second floor by changing a bathroom. Will it be a problem with permits? And we’re concerned about . . . more
Q. We watch Home and Garden Television almost every night, and they have interesting projects, but we notice that they don’t have architects or building permits, or they don’t really mention that very often. more
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