September 2008 Table of Contents

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Breakline: Foreclosed Homes Raise Neighborhood Storm Risks ~ Rhode Island Proposes Global Warming Building Regs Breakline: Foreclosed Homes Raise Neighborhood Storm Risks ~ Rhode Island Proposes Global Warming Building Regs

Foreclosed Homes Raise Neighborhood Storm Risks ~ Rhode Island Proposes Global Warming Building Regs Read more

Concrete Houses for the Coast Concrete Houses for the Coast

Hurricane Katrina taught a valuable lesson: the only houses likely to survive the ravages of a major hurricane are made of concrete. Dave Pfanmiller, a custom-home builder in Gulfport, Miss., uses Wall Ties aluminum concrete forms to build these homes on the Gulf Coast. Pfanmiller and his friend Curt Fields of Raleigh, N.C., developed a method that draws on the techniques of residential builders as well as those in commercial concrete construction to build multilevel custom homes. Ted Cushman explains how it's done. Read more

Installing Impact Zone Windows Installing Impact Zone Windows

A growing number of state and local codes call for impact zone windows in construction near the shore—windows made of shatterproof laminated glass that won't succumb to the flying debris generated by a hurricane. But even the strongest window will fail if not properly installed. Manufacturers' instructions and code requirements can be tough to decipher. Bill Robinson, a consultant to the building industry, shares his expertise on the proper installation of IZ windows. Read more

Products Products

Stronger Than Steel ~ Privacy Casements ~ Tough Windows ~ Permeable Brick Pavers ~ Vapor-Tolerant Insulation Batts ~ Strong and Durable Railings ~ Wood-Look Vinyl Windows ~ Wine Storage Solution ~ Treated Engineered Railings Read more

Soundings Soundings

Engineered Wood in Coastal Environments Read more

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