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Other stories by Clayton DeKorne

  • An Air-Sealing Priority List

    To cost-effectively meet air-sealing requirements for new construction, some leaks matter more than others. Recent research gives us some clues.

  • Practical Green for Coastal Homes

    As green building grabs the attention of otherwise cautious home buyers, so does the potential for "greenwashing" — the efforts of overzealous marketers to label anything and everything "green." Selectively focusing on one feature while ignoring others, or intentionally misleading buyers about the...

  • Floating Out the Storm

    The devastation and aftermath of Hurricane Katrina set Bill and Bryan Spatz in motion rethinking what type of foundation makes sense in flood-prone areas. The Noah's Ark Project is a steel-framed modular home built on a barge. The home looks like a typical 2,700-square-foot home with an asking...

  • From the Editor: Beyond Code

    Beyond Code

  • Coastal Building Resources

    Daunting as the coastal climate can be, the home-building industry has the capacity to construct homes capable of withstanding the ravages of hurricane-force winds, floods, home-crushing waves, incessant rain, high humidity, short drying cycles, scorching sun, and corrosive concentrations of salt...

  • Backdoor: Houses That Swim

    Houses That Swim

  • Soundings: Potable Water for Secluded Sites

    Potable Water for Secluded Sites

  • Interview: Restoring Trust

    The projects that D.P. Thomas Construction complete each year on or near the water around Wrightsville Beach, N.C., range in cost from $150K to well past the million-dollar mark. What owner Dave Thomas started as a small remodeling firm in the 1970s has grown to become a local authority on the...

  • From the Editor: May the Best Practices Succeed

    May the Best Practices Succeed

  • From the Editor

    One Year After