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Houses in Portland, Ore. Photo: drburtoni/Creative Commons.
Developers that want to replace homes with new ones must carefully deconstruct the buildings so that building materials can be salvaged.
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Applicances have been found to be buggy, and consumers worry about privacy and security.
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The county established new regulations for houses less than 400 sf and imposed stricter rules for small trailer homes.
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The study identified 8,000 Airbnb listings that advertised so frequently that they were likely illegally converted into hotel rooms. This situation has caused rents to rise in the city, the study contends.
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Y Combinator plans to solicit proposals for research into construction methods, power sources, driverless cars, and even examine concepts of zoning and property rights.
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The process to hire foreign workers is cumbersome, expensive, and has a fairly long lead time.
Log driving near Vancouver, B.C. Photo: Tony Hisgett/Wikimedia Commons.
Canadian exports account for about 28% of the U.S. softwood market.
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Ratepayers do not end up paying more to make up for resulting loss of revenue to power companies, according to a new study.
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OSHA is planning to issue a request for information in November to gauge the effectiveness and feasibility of adopting more noise-hazard requirements.
ReGen Villages Holding, B.V., is piloting its first 100 homes across 15,500-square-meters in the planned city of Almere in The Netherlands this summer.