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Coastal Contractor Codes & Regulations

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    Solving the Uplift Puzzle

    Where the codes once concentrated mostly on verifying that buildings could handle gravity loads, now coastal homes must also resolve the complicated load effects associated with high winds: uplift, shear (or "racking"), sliding, and overturning. Ted Cushman takes a closer look at one kind of...

     
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    Tile Roofs for Hurricane Zones

    One of the most common problems found in the aftermath of hurricanes Frances, Charley, and Ivan was failure of the roofing system. The tile industry responded to the problem with new design criteria and installation details, which have since been added to the Florida Building Code. Charles Wardell...

     
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    Guest Editorial: Small Task, Big Reward

    Small Task, Big Reward

     
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    Breakline

    Restoring Trust - School of Demolition - Tougher Codes - High Hazard Study - Storm-Tracking Tools

     
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    Systems-Built Solutions - Code Option Flies Out the Window - Common Code Violations - 2005 Tropical Storm Summary

     
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    Breakline: The Other Coastal Crisis

    The Other Coastal Crisis - Thunderclouds Over Paradise

     
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    From the Editor

    We Know How to Do This

     
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    Vacation-Home Security

    The term “security system” takes on a meaning far beyond “burglar alarms” when you’re working on high-end beachfront resort homes that remain unoccupied for long periods. Such was the lesson learned when a fire devastated this historic house on Martha’s Vineyard. The rebuilt structure now includes...

     
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    Speccing Windows in High-Wind Zones

    In regions vulnerable to wind-borne debris and hurricane-force winds, the code offers more than one way for coastal builders to comply with new impact-resistance rules.

     
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    Breakline: Blowing Up the House

    Blowing Up the House - Beach renourishment - NOAA Alerts

     
 
 
 
 
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