"Why are municipal leaders in the Triangle [Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill] working with developers to cover our cities with dangerous, hastily constructed condos and apartment homes made out of sticks?"
A concerned Durham, North Carolina resident and journalist confronts the building solution he believes is putting his fellow citizens in grave danger. To read the full story, click here.
Why does masonry perform so much better than other light frame products during high-wind events, such as hurricanes and tornadoes?
By Don Beers, PE
Your family deserves a safer, longer-lasting home that saves you money! The energy eﬃciency of concrete masonry is one of the reasons it has remained
the predominate building material in Florida for the past 70 years. Thermal Mass is
the secret behind its energy saving attributes.
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The class action against Avalon Bay Communities in Bergen County Superior Court comes just days after a Jan. 21 fire burned to the ground the 408-unit luxury housing complex known as Avalon Bay at Edgewater, constructed in 2002. Read More>
This is the second time this complex has burned down; the first was in 2000 while under construction!
Follow this link for videos and the complete story: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/01/22/hundreds-displaced-after-massive-fire-engulfs-edgewater-apartment-complex/
What started as a small fire quickly became an unmanageable blaze as strong wind gusts ignited the flames, according to the AP.
Watch the video here: http://mashable.com/2014/03/26/construction-worker-leaps-raging-fire/
The Bay at Cypress Creek lies behind black iron gates, 176 beige townhouses tucked away in a neatly manicured neighborhood along clean streets.
This is all, of course, at a distance. Upon closer inspection, lines of discolored paint snake around the facades where cracks have been patched. The stucco is warped and bubbling from water damage. Construction crews have gutted one of the buildings.
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