Missouri

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Saint Louis County Ponders Energy Code Upgrade

Local authorities in Missouri’s Saint Louis County are considering how quickly the energy code there should change. More

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Federal Government Draws Lessons From Joplin Tornado

A U.S. government research agency has released a long report that analyzing damage from the tornado that blasted Joplin, Missouri in spring of 2011, and suggesting ways the nation could better prepare for similar storms. More

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Comeback Milestone: Joplin, Missouri Hits A Billion In Post-Tornado Permits

Rebuilding is not complete, but Joplin’s post-tornado building boom is rolling along. More

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Trench Collapse Kills Missouri Man At New Home Site

An excavation cave-in snuffed out the life of 49-year-old Brian D. Allen of Windsor, Missouri, last week. More

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House Rotation

The current owners contracted to have the house placed on a new foundation … but... More

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Practical Engineering: Resisting Tornado Damage

This APA storm report shows that structural sheathing, metal connectors, and... More

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Legal Advisor: Changing Contract Language on the Spot

Inserting contract clauses More

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The Legal Column: When a Pitch Becomes a Promise
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The Legal Column: Document the Job and Get Paid
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Chimney Relining Options

A wood-heating authority evaluates several systems for bringing old, unlined chimneys up to current standards of safety and performance. More

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