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Locals Battle Beach Work in Montauk

On Long Island, New York, East Hampton town officials are doubling down on a Corps of Engineers project to harden the beach. But local residents are still fighting the idea. More

Could New Orleans Handle Another Katrina?

Experts question whether New Orleans is adequately protected. The city's rebuilt levees are designed for a "100-year" flood ... but Katrina was worse than that. More

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That's About the Size of It

Where does the Lowe's ruling on lumber labeling leave those of us in the construction industry? More

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New Controversy Over New York Scaffold Law

New York State’s century-old “Scaffold Law” is back in the news, with opponents mounting a new effort to reform the safety rule. 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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Getting Started as an Insurance Adjuster

When a hurricane or other natural disaster strikes, CAT-adjusters go to work,... 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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Maryland Counties Get Power To Clean Up Nuisance Properties

A new state law lets counties in Maryland take action on run-down properties, ranging from lawn-mowing to repair or demolition. More

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Government Shutdown To Hamper Hurricane Sandy Recovery

The deadlock in Washington means more trouble for Hurricane Sandy victims. More

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Ohio County Ponders Whether To Enforce Code

Should Morrow County, Ohio, enforce the state building code? That’s the question on the minds of the county’s planning commission. More

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