May 2009 Table of Contents

Table of Contents
New Beginnings New Beginnings

The biggest builders are reinventing themselves with more sustainable business models. Read more

Stimulus Bill Causes DOE to Increase Energy Standards for Windows and Doors.

Window Makers Brace for Tighter Energy Star Criteria. Read more

New EPA Program Certifies Clean-Burning Open-faced Wood Fireplaces

Fireplace Manufacturers Seek to Make Wood-Burning Fireplaces Popular Again Read more

Obama's Lastest Plan for Small Businesses Offers Potential Relief for Builders Economic Stimulus Obama's Lastest Plan for Small Businesses Offers Potential Relief for Builders

Some companies that are restructuring their debt could benefit. Read more

Construction Fraud Getting Harder to Stop Jobsite Security Construction Fraud Getting Harder to Stop

Vigilance and auditing are keys to thwarting crimes, says leading risk management firm. Read more

Light Rail Isn't Always A Direct Path Towards Transit-Oriented Developement Smart-Growth Solutions Light Rail Isn't Always A Direct Path Towards Transit-Oriented Developement

Density and affordability mandates for construction around stations can be roadblocks. Read more

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