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In the D.C. Market, Mixed Feelings about Teardowns

Teardowns are changing the face of the Washington, D.C., suburbs — and nostalgia... More

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Standard Writing Groups Sue In Copyright Claim

Federal courts have ruled that building codes, once adopted into law, can’t be copyrighted. A new lawsuit will test whether that principle also allows free re-publishing of ASTM standards and similar industry-created consensus-based rules. More

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A Floating D.C. Neighborhood Thrives — But for How Long?

The Gangplank Marina on the Washington, D.C., waterfront is home to an unlikely... More

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Installing Solar Electric Power

A photovoltaic system should be properly sized, built to code, and installed so... More

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Business guides for harried owners More

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Read up on construction-quality standards More

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Letters

Drip-edge requirements clarified; building science is getting too complex; insulation under metal roofs More

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Letters

Guaranteed completion dates win the contract; undermount sinks; defending polyisocyanurate insulation; more More

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Letters

Metal roof questions; in praise of vinyl siding; vapor barriers; recessed fluorescents; bungalow windows; shower head heights; more More

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Green building guides More

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