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More stories about VIRGINIA

  • In the News

    Deck ledger bolting schedule may become code; pump-truck accident; West Coast Green show; more

  • America Circa 2030: The Boom To Come

    In 2030, there will be 106.8 billion square feet of new development, about 46 percent more built space than existed in 2000—a remarkable amount of construction to occur within a generation.

  • Averting market-rate conversion: One project’s story

    Richmond, Va. When existing federal low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs) on the Quarter Mill apartment complex in Richmond, Va., were set to expire, the partners in the ownership entity decided to sell to the highest bidder for conversion to market-rat

  • Housing agency executives discuss challenges, solutions

    Housing finance agencies (HFAs) across the nation are engaged in a balancing act, trying to meet the significant affordable housing needs of their states while working with a limited amount of resources.

  • Strong Rail-Post Connections for Wooden Decks

    After testing deck ledger attachments, researchers at Virginia Tech crank up the loads on guardrail posts to see what it takes to make a code-worthy connection.

  • Practical Engineering: Load-Tested Deck Ledger Connections

    Virginia Tech researchers report the load test results of four ledger-board-to-band-joist connection details.

  • Building Better Decks

    A Virginia contractor describes the marketing methods and construction details he uses to build good-looking, profitable decks.

  • Kitchen & Bath: Under-counter appliances

    Under-counter appliances

  • Building Screened Porches

    High-quality materials and streamlined production methods enable this Virginia builder to provide distinctive porches at a reasonable price and still make a good profit.

  • Q&A: Cooling Design Temperature

    Q: Some hvac contractors in this area of Virginia size cooling systems using an indoor design temperature of 78ºF. I’m under the impression that a system should be designed for an indoor temperature of 75ºF. Is there a standard interior design temperature