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Building in a Bubble Vermont Contractor Makes His Own Weather Winter can create big problems for a building project. Snow and rain can damage finish materials, and freezing temperatures can harm concrete and mortar. When snow starts to fly, projects slow down and quality suffers. So when Roundtree Construction in New Haven, Vt., started a high-end custom project in November of 1994, contractor Dan Morris decided not to take the weather Nature offered him. Instead, he made his own. Morris set up an inflatable tent, heated it to 55°F, and spent the whole winter inside. The project, an expensive custom pool house designed by a California architect, needed a lot of protection from the weather. "We had a tremendous amount of brickwork," explains Morris. In addition to the