Scheduling

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Asheville, North Carolina Market Shows Strong Recovery

Builders in Asheville, North Carolina are back to a healthy level of construction — but the houses are smaller and not so pricey. More

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Maine: City Of Portland Slammed For Slow Permit Process

The Portland Press-Herald wants to know why it takes months to get a building permit in Maine’s largest city. More

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Wisconsin Attorney General Eases Building Permit Restrictions

Localities can't impose standards more stringent than the state's. More

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Permit Rules for Teardowns Are Tightening

Teardowns aren't as common as they were during the boom, but they're still causing problems in some communities. More

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Notebook

Online building permits; sunroom code changes; tool recalls; plumbing with lead-containing brass reconsidered; foundation failures in Texas droughts; more More

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Notebook

States ponder adoption of Model Energy Code, on-line building permits, foam adhesives for roof sheathing, true cost of comp claims More

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Maintaining Your Tools

Tool maintenance isn’t rocket science, but you have to know what you’re doing. When performed regularly, these simple procedures will extend the life of your electric, cordless, and pneumatic tools. More

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Letters
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The Biggest Trick of the Trade: Getting a Permit

How to negotiate the growing obstacles to improving the neighborhood. More

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