Resilient Design

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Almost 7 Million Homes at Risk of Storm Surge Damage This Year

With higher sea levels, the damage from storm surge during a hurricane may be more... More

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A Texas Tornado: Lessons Learned

Stronger Connections Could Have Saved Homes More

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Building Tough

Nature's not getting any gentler ... but builders are getting smarter. More

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Coastal Contractor: An Ending — and a Beginning

This is the last Coastal Connection email newsletter. But JLC's coverage of resilient shoreline construction will continue. More

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Retrofit Moment Frames

In California, cities are requiring moment frames on ‘soft story’ openings More

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Building Back Better, on Staten Island

To replace a ruined cottage, a Staten Island architect and builder create a... More

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Four Common Delusions Among Contractors

Contractors are often their own worst enemies. Here are four ways they make it... More

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Have Strict Building Codes Saved Chile?

Strict building codes and the preparedness of millions of Chileans have been... More

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Philadelphia Building Collapse Leads To Murder Charge

The death of six people crushed by a Philadelphia building that collapsed onte a nearby store has resulted in a murder indictment for the demolition contractor on the job. More

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Floating Out the Storm

The devastation and aftermath of Hurricane Katrina set Bill and Bryan Spatz in... More

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