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More stories about Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

  • Solving for Comfort With a 'Smart' Thermostat

    Tracking temperature, humidity, set point, and equipment runtime can uncover the causes behind client complaints.

  • One-Voter Referendums Give Texas Developers Taxation Power

    When you develop empty land, sometimes you can end up with a lot of clout.

  • Dallas Implements Green Building Code

    Starting October 1, new homes in Dallas, Texas must be “certifiable” under LEED guidelines or meet equivalent city standards.

  • Home Price Rises Moderate

    The housing market still has momentum, according to the latest numbers. But the price rises appear to be slowing.

  • LVLs Rotting in Crawlspaces

    Q. Many homes in the Dallas area are built on crawlspaces and use LVL beams. Most of these homes have dirt floors but are built to code with regard to crawlspace ventilation. In many cases, I'm finding that the engineered wood is rotting at the point wher

  • Single Solution

    When Masco Contractor Services (MCS) agreed in June to install insulation in more than 75 percent of the houses that Pulte Homes builds over the next two years, and struck a similar arrangement with Beazer Homes in September, the high-profile announcements served as prominent signposts for a...

  • Torchdown Roofing Basics

    A metal roofing contractor explains why he uses single-ply modified bitumen for low-slope applications and how he installs it safely.

  • Letters

    Drywall codes; back-priming discussion; CAD for Macs; sizing I-joists for clear spans; safety reminder; more

  • Notebook

    Online building permits; sunroom code changes; tool recalls; plumbing with lead-containing brass reconsidered; foundation failures in Texas droughts; more

  • Notebook

    Private-sector building inspectors; window makers avoid installer certification; FEMA report highlights garage doors in tornado failures; polyiso boards found shrinking on the job; SIPS used for Arctic shelter; more