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Other stories by Ted Cushman

  • Recovery Comes Hard on the Jersey Shore

    A year after Sandy, the fortunate ones have rebuilt. But for many, the future is a hard road home.

  • Tridion Importer Image Test

    Moment frames resist the force of bending or rotation with a rigid connection at the joint between the column and beam. Find out more about how these strategic assemblages can strengthen your structure.

  • Tridion Importer Image Test

    Moment frames resist the force of bending or rotation with a rigid connection at the joint between the column and beam. Find out more about how these strategic assemblages can strengthen your structure.

  • Bracing Strategies for Wind and Seismic Loads

    Earthquakes and hurricanes act differently on a building. While shearwalls and moment frames are the standard solutions for handling lateral forces on building walls, the job they have to do can vary, depending on whether they’re facing a wind load or a seismic load.

  • Manufactured Shear-Wall Components

    For builders working in seismic zones or hurricane country, any structure has to be designed for lateral loads, the sideways force of wind pressure, or earthquake action. Manufactured shear-wall components can provide a solution for these complex situations.

  • Adding Strength With Moment Frames

    Moment frames resist the force of bending or rotation with a rigid connection at the joint between the column and beam. Find out more about how these strategic assemblages can strengthen your structure.

  • US Mega-Builders Hold Mineral Rights Under New Homes

    A Reuters special report says production builders in dozens of states are “hoarding” the rights to oil, gas, and other mineral resources in the ground under the new homes they sell — often without the knowledge of home buyers.

  • Is Texas Ready for a Big Storm?

    Researchers say another hurricane like Ike could be a much worse disaster. Experts are debating how the city of Houston could prepare.

  • As Florida Market Warms Up, Investors Back Off On Buying Binge

    Investors are slowing down their Florida purchases as prices recover.

  • Risks of Rising Seas Pondered in Portland, Maine

    Sea levels are going to rise in the coming century. In Portland, Maine, policymakers are starting to plan ahead.