Structure & Durability

Homeowners Deal with Post-Blizzard Headache: Ice Dams
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Homeowners Deal with Post-Blizzard Headache: Ice Dams

A few simple construction techniques can help avoid these wintertime nuisances... Read more

$2.5 Million Settlement in California Deck Collapse
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$2.5 Million Settlement in California Deck Collapse

More than a dozen people hurt when an overloaded deck collapsed due to major... Read more

Beachfront Project A Model of Resiliency
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Beachfront Project A Model of Resiliency

A new development is putting a tiny beach community on the map as a model of... Read more

Mississippi River Flooding Threatens More Homes
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Mississippi River Flooding Threatens More Homes

While the Mississippi has crested in St. Louis, historic flooding will continue to... Read more

Consumer Information is King
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Consumer Information is King

Are you ready for the informed home buyer? If not, notes Sam Rashkin, you'd better... Read more

The Argument for Wood in the Built Environment
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The Argument for Wood in the Built Environment

Our future depends on the sustainable use of this global forest resource Read more

The New Rules of Better Roofing
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The New Rules of Better Roofing

Much has changed in the way we've topped off our structures over the last two... Read more

Natural Disasters, Heat-Mapped By the Numbers
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Natural Disasters, Heat-Mapped By the Numbers

Here's a global color-coded heat-map of natural disasters, with the economic... Read more

What Harm a Basement Can Do for a High-End Home
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What Harm a Basement Can Do for a High-End Home

In Bakersfield, Calif., high-end homes with basements listed for 7.8% less per... Read more

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Hurricane Risk Heat-Map, and the Value of Real Estate Hurricane Risk Heat-Map, and the Value of Real Estate

A recent report by RealtyTrac shows that 29% of homes worth an estimated $4.7 trillion are in counties with a high or very High hurricane risk. Read more

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