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Tailgate: Carl Simmons, Inspector Tailgate: Carl Simmons, Inspector

This Charleston, S.C., building official calls on his 30 years of experience to educate builders and homeowners that following codes makes better houses.

How it Works: Code Changes
How it Works: Code Changes

Fixing our homes can help fix our country
Fixing our homes can help fix our country

An open letter to President Barack Obama

Mandate passive survivability in building codes
Mandate passive survivability in building codes

Passive survivability is a life-safety issue. How long could you live in your house without power or fuel?

Making the Green-Building Dean's List

LEED for Homes is a new, comprehensive national certification program for green, energy-efficient homes. Builders who’ve tried it like it, but will it change the way houses are built?

Tax Credits for Historic Buildings

Federal and state incentive programs make rehabilitating durable old buildings cost-effective

A contract that makes everybody happy

An architect explains why fixed-price and T&M contracts are not your only options when hiring a general contractor 

Change orders can help avoid dreaded lawsuits
Change orders can help avoid dreaded lawsuits

Disputes can be avoided with change orders that provide accurate records of costs

Ten Tips From a Home Inspector

Whether you're buying, selling or building, here are a few clues to some of the things that can go wrong in a house over time

Job Closeout

Finishing on schedule and within budget demands careful planning at the start

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