Structure & Durability

"Katrina Chairs" Remembers Devastating Hurricane
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"Katrina Chairs" Remembers Devastating Hurricane

Cuban artist Alex Arrechea brings attention to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina... Read more

Spring Winds Demolish Older Buildings
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Spring Winds Demolish Older Buildings

This season's blustery weather has taken a toll on aging buildings throughout the... Read more

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Piling On After Sandy
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Piling On After Sandy

New Jersey builder switches focus to stormproof homes after superstorm devastates... Read more

Canadian Prime Minister's Residence In Shambles
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Canadian Prime Minister's Residence In Shambles

After years of neglect, the 34-room riverfront mansion in Ottawa is in such bad... Read more

'New Rules' Toughen What's Acceptable in Treated Wood Deck Framing
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'New Rules' Toughen What's Acceptable in Treated Wood Deck Framing

A new treated wood industry standard requires "Ground Contact" rated lumber even... Read more

Plain English: A Beginners Guide to Flood Risk
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Plain English: A Beginners Guide to Flood Risk

Understanding coastal flood risk from a hurricane is more complex than simply... Read more

Disaster-Proof Homes Gaining Traction
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Disaster-Proof Homes Gaining Traction

A movement in the home-building industry to adapt to risks of climate change is... Read more

In the Wake of the Quake: Pre-Uniform Building Code Structures at Risk
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In the Wake of the Quake: Pre-Uniform Building Code Structures at Risk

Experts say damage from Taiwan's recent quake would have been worse if not for... Read more

Developers Arrested for Taiwan Apartment Collapse
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Developers Arrested for Taiwan Apartment Collapse

As the country reels from a deadly earthquake that toppled a 17-story apartment... Read more

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

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