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  • Bullet Centerfire Foam-Cutting Saw Blades

    Carbon steel Centerfire circular saw blades have a knife edge rather than saw teeth and are specifically designed to make smooth cuts in foam panels and insulating concrete forms.

  • Helical Pile Foundations

    Contractors weigh in on the advantages of helical piles over concrete tubes,in this thread from 2012.

  • Building Cost-Effective Emergency Housing in Alaska

    Innovative open-web trusses allow for easy assembly, high R-values, and minimal thermal bridging

  • Pop Quiz

    ALASKA NATIVE Carol Gore builds affordable housing in her home state as president and CEO of the Cook Inlet Housing Authority (CIHA).

  • Anchorage Seniors Development SecuresFinancing

    The Alaska Housing Finance Corp. (AHFC) approved an $846,000 mortgage loan to Lumen Park Associates for a 20-unit low- to moderate-income seniors housing development in Anchorage.

  • Installing Exterior Insulation in Cold Climates

    Airtight construction and a thick layer of exterior foam save energy and reduce the risk of rot and mold.

  • HUD Makes Funds Available to Turn Apartments into Assisted-Living Units

    Federal housing officials are making available $20 million to convert multifamily apartment complexes into assisted-living facilities for low-income seniors


    ANCHORAGE—More stringent market study standards are required for low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) projects in Alaska in 2008.

  • Letters

    Open-cell foam in unvented attics; code clarification; bees in brick; Alaska energy code

  • People News

    Faith E. Baum, principal at New Jersey-based architectural lighting design firm