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  • In the News

    Chinese drywall investigated in Florida; West Virginia builder sued for installing fake radon systems; green building stats fall short; more

  • The Big Empty

  • FEMA Publishes New Flood Maps for New Orleans~

  • Hurricane Recovery Drags On

  • Raised Floors for the Low Country

    Elevated floors on pier foundations are mandated in V zones and recommended in coastal A zones. But the moisture and energy details can be a head-scratcher. Whether a builder places the floor system on pier supports or on a perimeter stemwall, he has to face interrelated problems of air sealing...

  • High and Dry

    In the flood-prone Gulf region, an elevated home is a no-brainer. The classic poured-concrete slab-on-grade — a simple monolithic pour with nothing more than a thickened edge at the perimeter — is not enough where floodwaters from a storm surge or rising water levels pose a threat. Using a raised...

  • The Savior of New Orleans?

    So much depends on Ed Blakely, the planner charged with pushing the recovery effort from idea to reality.

  • Backfill: Sign Language From the Streets of New Orleans

    Sign language in New Orleans

  • After Katrina: One Year Later

    A year after Katrina: voices and impressions from a region rethinking how to build

  • Breakline: Rising Coastal Waters

    Rising Coastal Waters - Green Building Gains Ground in Gulf