Structure & Durability

California Top State for Termite Infestations
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California Top State for Termite Infestations

Pest-control company Terminix says California is a prime location for termites,... Read more

Construction Defects Follow Brooklyn Building Boom
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Construction Defects Follow Brooklyn Building Boom

Amid rapid development in high-demand areas, fears are rising that developers are... Read more

Foam-Cement Block Wall System Passes Hurricane Testing
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Foam-Cement Block Wall System Passes Hurricane Testing

A new foam-cement blocks wall system proves to be a new hardy building material. Read more

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Building Material of the Future? WoodBuilding Material of the Future? Wood

This age-old building material could become the favorite new material down the road with several technological advancements. Read more

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Researchers Build Earthquake-Resistant HomeResearchers Build Earthquake-Resistant Home

Engineers have come up with a new way of making buildings stronger and more resilient by fitting them on "sliders" instead of a traditional foundation. Read more

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Cross-Fire Hurricane Central: Top 15 At-Risk CountiesCross-Fire Hurricane Central: Top 15 At-Risk Counties

A new RealtyTrac report identifies the U.S counties with the highest occurrence of hurricanes, and here's 15 right at the top of the chart. Read more

Ice Dams and Roof Collapses Plague Snowy New England
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Ice Dams and Roof Collapses Plague Snowy New England

JLC's Ted Cushman provides a summary of the issues caused by extreme winter... Read more

Floodproof Building Designers Nominated for Award
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Floodproof Building Designers Nominated for Award

Dutch firm FDN has been nominated for its innovative floodproof and... Read more

Sandy Victims: Engineering Reports Were Altered
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Sandy Victims: Engineering Reports Were Altered

New York Times staffer David W. Chen investigates claims by a number of families... Read more

Snow Wreaks Havoc on Boston-Area Roofs
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Snow Wreaks Havoc on Boston-Area Roofs

Weather-related woes in the Northeast could multiply once a thaw sets in and... Read more

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