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  • Rebuilding a Church on a Higher Plane

    Builders give a hurricane-devastated structure a lift with concrete, steel, and SIPs.

     
  • Standing Up for the Gulf Coast

    Progress has been made in New Orleans and the rest of the Gulf Coast in the five years since Hurricane Katrina.

     
  • The Savior of New Orleans?

    So much depends on Ed Blakely, the planner charged with pushing the recovery effort from idea to reality.

     
  • Insurance Costs High and Rising

    Hurricanes, earthquakes, terrorist attacks: If your apartment property could potentially be damaged by any of these things, then renewing your property insurance policy probably will be a painful experience this year.

     
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    After Katrina: One Year Later

    A year after Katrina: voices and impressions from a region rethinking how to build

     
  • Does Flooding Damage Framing Lumber?

    Q. My son's house has been sitting in 10 feet of water since the levee between Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River broke following Hurricane Katrina. He's considering tearing the two-story home down to the studs. I'm wondering if wooden studs sta

     
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    Hurricanes: Why Stucco Walls Got Wet

    Designs, methods, codes, and workmanship all played a role in Florida’s soggy storm experience.

     
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    Hurricane-Rated Windows

    Storm-resistant windows are now required by code all along the eastern seaboard. Here's an overview of how these beefed-up units work to keep storm pressures out of the structure.

     
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    Cleaning Up After the Storm

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Fran, this North Carolina builder gained experience in insurance work — and helped his community rebuild.

     
  • Q&A: Plywood for Oceanside Decking

    Q: I’m building a wharf on a bay of the Gulf of Mexico. It is to be on 8-inch-diameter pilings with 2-by joists and cross-members. Can I use plywood for the decking? What are your recommendations?

     
  • Q&A: Flood-Damaged Receptacles

    Q: I am doing renovation in a house that was flooded. Is it necessary to replace electrical receptacles that were under water?

     
  • Roof Tile Fasteners for High-Wind Regions

    When it comes to securing roof tiles, minimum code recommendations may not be good enough. A seasoned roofing contractor discusses the right and wrong ways to install roof tiles in high-wind and seismically active areas.

     
  • After the Storm: Hard-Won Lessons

    Coastal communities need stricter, clearer codes, better training of builders and inspectors, and better quality control, say the experts after a year of studying the most devastating storm in U.S. history.

     
 
 
 
 
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