Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

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One-Voter Referendums Give Texas Developers Taxation Power

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

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Dallas Implements Green Building Code

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

Home Price Rises Moderate
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Home Price Rises Moderate

The housing market still has momentum, according to the latest numbers. But the... More

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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 More

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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. More

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Notebook

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

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Letters

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

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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 More

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Notebook

Drywall shortage is history; ASHRAE’s new ventilation standard meets resistance; rebates offered for affordable housing in Dallas; knee therapy holds promise for builders; precut stud lengths all over the map; more More

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Letters

Bonding to gas pipes; Frank Lloyd Wright rebar mystery; vinyl siding comments; recipe for roof algae cleaner More

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