Mixed-Use Development

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Charleston's "Lorelei" Redevelopment: A New Urbanist Vision Takes Shape

On a neglected brownfield, developers plan a vibrant downtown community. More

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Welcome to Portland, Maine (No Vacancy)

The Portland Press-Herald takes a long, searching look at housing supply and... More

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Working With Setting Compounds

These versatile joint compounds are ideal for small jobs, quick repairs, and tough... More

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Modified vs. Unmodified Mortar With Kerdi Membranes

Q: When installing stone tiles over Schluter's Kerdi waterproofing membrane, is it okay to use modified thinset mortar? I know that Schluter recommends unmodified thinset mortar, but my supplier suggests that the large and heavy tiles will be easier to install with a polymer-modified no-sag mortar. More

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A New Look for Old Paneling

Skim-coating the walls with setting compound is easier than starting from scratch. More

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Is All Drywall Mud the Same?

Q. My drywall sub's crew members ran out of mud before they were able to finish... More

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Notebook

Fears of a housing "bubble," international code adoptions, smart wiring, recycling... More

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Notebook

Steel framing lagging behind wood, home warranty laws, the true cost of ceiling fans, pitfalls of building on unstable soil More

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