Marylee MacDonald

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Panic Bar Primer

Today’s panic bars are relatively easy to install, and can give residential contractors a foot in the door when it comes to commercial work. Read more

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Housing Imports: Threat or Opportunity?

On visits to Japan and Sweden, our Midwest editor found that foreign housing has a technological edge, but that U.S. builders retain a big home-court advantage. Read more

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Plastics in Construction: Finding New Niches

After years of testing the market, plastics giants and small innovators are entering construction in a big way. Here is a sampling of some surprising new uses. Read more

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Practical Solutions to Sticky Problems

Adhesives play a big role on the job site, but the choices can confuse. This survey of contractors and experts guides you to the right adhesive for the job. Read more

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