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PB May 2004


Panels Get Tougher Thanks to Fiber-Reinforced Polymer

Engineers at the University of Maine's Advanced Engineered Wood Composites Center might have invented a way to help houses survive natural disasters.

Irresponsible Regulation

In its report 'Waters and Wetlands,' the General Accounting Office found that the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers have regulated U.S. waters and wetlands irresponsibly.

Profitability Starts With Land

Soaring land prices the past several years have spurred more builders to enter raw land acquisition and development for the first time. Be careful.

Lucky, the Builder

In a recent letter, one of you chided Professional Builder, and me in particular, for our scare tactics. You wrote: 'I read your magazine every month and get a lot of good ideas, but I take exception to a couple of points of view.'

Understanding the Candidate

A strong candidate provides fact-based answers and examples. If you don't fully understand what a candidate has done in the past, how can you predict his or her success in your company?

Off-the-Shelf Fix for I-Joist Miscuts

I-joist manufacturers' standards dictate that web holes must be perfect circles to transfer shear forces properly, and they advise builders of the minimum distance between holes and from bearing points of the joist.

Silver Springs Village

Silver Springs Village, an active-adult project in Atlanta's west suburbs, proves that seniors will flock to a TND community, especially if prices stay under $200,000.

Cradle-to-Cradle Contest to Reward Winning Designs

The Roanoke (Va.) Regional Housing Network has launched the first International Cradle to Cradle Housing Design and Construction Competition.

Design Sketchbook: Outdoor Kitchens

These areas can really cook nearly year-round.

Management Material: Retiring Military Officers

Builders of virtually every size have trouble finding talented young managers to help grow their firms. If you're in that boat, here's a tip: Watch what the big public builders do.

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