December 1989 Table of Contents

Features
A Facelift for Main Street

Commercial remodelers have devised ingenious, low-cost ways to spiff up storefronts and restore downtown retail districts. Here’s how. Read more

How To Get Bonded

Most public work and larger commercial projects require a surety bond. A bonding agent explains the hurdles you must jump to qualify. Read more

Lighting a Retail Store

How well a store is lit affects its sales and its bottom line. This lighting consultant gets down to the details using a recent retail project as an example. Read more

Quick Response Sprinklers

Sprinkler contractors describe how fast-acting heads and plastic piping are revolutionizing fire protection in light-frame buildings. Read more

Roof Deck Renovations

A third-generation roofing contractor describes the range of deck types you’ll find on commercial roofs and how to safely cut through in remodeling work. Read more

Letters
Q&A
On the House Why Go for Low-E?

Why Go for Low-E? Read more

Products
For What It's Worth

The Journal's pick of curious, interesting and useful products Read more

Backfill
Backfill: Boom! Boom! Out Go the Lights

Talk about going out with a bang! The 12-story, 110-room Deauville Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J., was demolished in 1985 to make room for the expansion of the Tropicana Casino Read more

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