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  • Weatherstripping Existing Windows

    A California remodeler tells how he retrofits weatherstripping on existing wood windows for sound and thermal insulation.

  • In the News

    Job-site theft on the rise, lumber trade deadlock, hybrid glulam, DOE reintroduces SEER-13 efficiency standard, protecting frogs in California

  • Replacing Windows in Stucco Walls

    A Northern California stucco contractor explains how to install a new window in an existing stucco exterior without causing leaks.

  • Post-Tensioned Slabs

    Expansive soils can wreak havoc on conventional wire-mesh reinforced slabs. A California structural engineer explains why post-tensioned slabs have become a popular solution for building on problem soils.

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    New ventilation standard, economics of OSB prices, ICFs resist test blasts, after the California fires, green building products

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    No copyright for building codes, refinance boom dwindling, baking houses, tornado lessons

  • Urban Cowboy

    By Lew Sichelman. Well then, what's one of the nation's largest builders doing in the urban heart of such Northern California cities as San Jose, Emeryville, and Hayward? And like a growing number of markets, the San Francisco Bay Area is one of those places Will Rogers was talking about when he...

  • Big Builder News Bits

    By Wendy Leibowitz. Los Angeles-based KB Home announced it had acquired Chicago-based Zale Homes for $33 million, including the assumption of debt. KB Home closed 21,778 homes in the United States in 2002, for gross revenues of a little more than $5 million.

  • Ventura Prices Soar

    By Wendy Leibowitz. The median price of a home in Ventura County, Calif., topped $400,000 for the first time recently in September as buyers took advantage of low mortgage rates to bid up homes in the second-costliest county in Southern California, behind Orange County. Orange County's median first...

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