Structure & Durability

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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

The $20 Per Square Foot New Home
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The $20 Per Square Foot New Home

CityLab contributor Carla Jean Whitley focuses on Alabama-based Rural Studio... Read more

Safe Rooms Gain Appeal in a Peril-Filled World
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Safe Rooms Gain Appeal in a Peril-Filled World

Wall Street Journal staffer Laura Kusisto reports on the surge in demand among... Read more

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Fire Destroys AvalonBay N.J. Riverfront ComplexFire Destroys AvalonBay N.J. Riverfront Complex

Bloomberg/ BusinessWeek staffer Oshrat Carmiel reports that fire destroyed much of an AvalonBay Communities Inc. apartment complex near the Hudson River waterfront in northern New Jersey, displacing residents of the 408 units. Read more

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Natural Hazard Damage Quiets Down a BitNatural Hazard Damage Quiets Down a Bit

CoreLogic analyst Tom Jeffery compiles and analysis natural hazard damage events and trends insofar as they pose risk to United States property values. Here's his latest briefing. Read more

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