18 Dec 2017

Skilsaw’s New Concrete Scoring Walk-Behind Medusaw

Skilsaw has taken the next step in scoring concrete with the introduction of its 7-inch Medusaw Walk Behind Worm Drive Saw for Concrete, model SPT79A-10. This new walk-behind saw satisfies a user’s need for a complete, ergonomic solution for scoring concrete in larger-area applications where productivity is important. This saw

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29 Nov 2017

Basha Kill Acres Home in New York State

Small but sustainable family home built with ICF. By Vanessa Salvia Troy Hodas, a husband, father and builder, is a HERS rater and Certified Passive House Consultant in Wurtsboro, New York.. Most of his work is Energy Star related. “I sit down with the builder and discuss program requirements for

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29 Nov 2017

A Duraamen DIY Floor Success Story

By Vanessa Salvia Julie and Chris Hawkins and their two children, now aged 2 1/2 and 4 1/2, used to live in San Francisco, California. There they were all crammed into a 1,200-square-foot apartment. They decided to relocate, and started searching for family homes in the Eugene, Oregon, area. Julie

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29 Nov 2017

The Expressiveness of Concrete

By FuTung Cheng We were born to make things, not just have things made for us. It makes us happy, to make things. Timeless design grows on trees, or as the song goes, “under the rocks and stones, in the silent water.” It can be hidden, pressed under tectonic plates,

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29 Nov 2017

How Safe Are Our Crumbling Bridges And Vulnerable Buildings?

By Douglas P. Taylor America’s bridges need work. So do some of the nation’s buildings – both old and new – that were designed to avoid collapsing during an earthquake or other major catastrophe, but aren’t quite up to the task of remaining inhabitable after disaster strikes. “Earthquakes are possible

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29 Nov 2017

Western Specialty Contractors Completes Restoration/Waterproofing of Museum Roof Beneath St. Louis’ Historic Gateway Arch

Western Specialty Contractors’ St. Louis Branch recently completed a project to restore and waterproof the roof of the Museum of Westward Expansion located beneath the iconic Gateway Arch on the St. Louis Riverfront. The work is part of a multi-phase project, spearheaded by non-profit organization CityArchRiver Foundation, to expand and

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28 Nov 2017

FLASH Introduces New Resilient Design Guide to Improve Home and Community Resilience

By Donn Thompson and Jamie Farny   An increasing number of U.S. households are located in areas that are affected by flooding and high winds. Based on the findings of the 2010 U.S. census, more than half of our population now resides in coastal counties. There is a tangible benefit

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