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Other stories by Clayton DeKorne

  • Design: Small Is Beautiful

    Small Is Beautiful

  • From the Editor

    Gulf Fixation

  • Selecting Windows for Coastal Homes

    All windows worth buying should carry a valid warranty and meet basic structural and thermal performance measures. On the coast, however, strong winds and blowing rain make it imperative that windows meet even more stringent performance requirements. Editor Clayton DeKorne sorts through the...

  • Interview: Point of Focus

    GB General Contractors dodged a bullet when Rita roared to town. The second Category 5 hurricane of the record-breaking 2005 hurricane season moved north, sparing the Pearland community of the greater Houston metropolis a direct hit. Owner Gil Boyles breathed a sigh of relief - one born of...

  • From the Editor: No Big Easy Answers

    No Big Easy Answers

  • Backdoor: The Wind Watchers

    The Wind Watchers

  • From the Editor

    We Know How to Do This

  • Piling it On

    Storm surge can exert pressures against pilings in the hundreds or even thousands of pounds per square foot. Post-storm analysis may result in new design standards for oceanfront homes.

  • Weather­Tight Exteriors

    Keeping Moisture Out of Oceanfront Homes

  • Making Sense of the Liability Insurance Crisis

    Insurance costs have gone through the roof, and availability is declining. What's behind the crisis, and how can builders continue to thrive in spite of it?