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    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

     
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    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...

     
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    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'...

     
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    Engineered Wood in Coastal Environments