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Home Builder Duo Pioneers Best Construction Practices

Home Builder Duo Pioneers Best Construction Practices | 2019-02-07 | Walls & Ceilings This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain cookies…

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A New Congress and New Hope for Flood Insurance Reform

The 116th Congress, divided between a Democrat-controlled House and a Republican-controlled Senate, will more than likely continue to be driven by party rivalry, but reforming the broken National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) could, and should, be one area where bipartisanship is possible. Flooding disasters ignore political boundaries, impacting both red and blue communities. And for communities not directly impacted, flooding is still a financial drain since the federal government has spent billions of taxpayer dollars to help communities recover after flooding, including bailing out the NFIP. The new Congress must not continue to dither and delay on reform; its predecessor kicked the…

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21-Story Mass Timber Building Proposed in Milwaukee

A 21-story mass timber building proposed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has won preliminary approval from the city. If construction moves forward as planned, the Ascent tower would become the tallest mass timber building in North America. Image credit: Korb + Associates. In Milwaukee, a city panel has given preliminary approval to plans for a 21-story apartment building whose upper floors would be built with mass timber components instead of steel. The 238-foot-tall tower would become the tallest mass timber project in North America, according to an article published at Urban Milwaukee. Construction of the “Ascent” tower would start later this year.…

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Urban Flooding: A Problem That’s Getting Worse

Chronic urban flooding unrelated to major storms is a problem that disproportionately affects the poor. Flooding losses "gnaw away at their well-being," a new report says. (Image credit: David Pfeffer / CC / Flickr) Extreme flooding events were in the news during much of 2018, from January’s heavy rains in Southern California to Hurricanes Florence and Michael in September and October. When many of us think about flooding, we think about events like these: major disasters that upend entire communities and trigger a large response from state and federal agencies. However, the new report, The Growing Threat of Urban Flooding:…

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Creating a Disaster Resilient Future

Creating a Disaster Resilient Future | 2019-02-05 | Walls & Ceilings This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain cookies to work…

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A Building Envelope for Cold Weather

A Building Envelope for Cold Weather | 2019-02-05 | Walls & Ceilings This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain cookies to…

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