In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks to Jacob Racusin, Director of Building Science and Sustainability at New Frameworks in Burlington, Vt. about New Frameworks’s unusual business model, expanding the market for natural building, and how somebody just decides to start building with straw.
Rob, Brian, and Patrick hear from listeners about long lead times and proper tarping before answering questions on HVAC air distribution, installing and flashing deck ledgers with stucco siding, and fixing butchered floor framing.
In this Pro-Talk podcast Patrick talks to Austin, Texas, Architect Peter Pfeiffer about building in hot climates, how to spot problem clients, and doing research on your own house.
Rob, Kiley, and Patrick hear from listeners about spiral duct and stucco walls before taking questions on exposed exterior headers, insulating Mansard roofs, installing hardwood flooring, and blending indoor and outdoor spaces.
Host Rob Yagid suggests that John's worker-owned cooperative, which equally values people, the planet, and the bottom line, is a model for what architecture and construction firms could and should be.
In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks to rating field inspector Noah Lawrence of Building Efficiency Resources (BER) about helping HERS raters, navigating a new utility grid, and what it’s like living in a tiny house.
Matt, Brian, and Patrick hear from listeners about tilt/turn windows and living with imperfect work before taking listener questions about effective tarping, leveling a ceiling, and fixing cracks that keep coming back.
In this Pro-Talk podcast Patrick talks to Christi Weber, Director of Design and Lead Designer for TDS Custom Construction about the benefits of a design/build model, the problems with American housing, and the appeal of 60-in. ceiling fans.
Matt, Rob, and Patrick hear from listeners about insulating walls without sheathing and on-demand water heaters before taking listener questions about building a long-lasting skate ramp, heating a shop, and fastening drywall.
In this two-part Pro Talk podcast, Patrick talks to Paul Torcellini, an engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, about home efficiency, moving to a renewable-energy utility grid, and how Paul built a net-zero house for his family.