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    NEW ADDITIONS

    Homeowners get the urge to change their houses for many reasons: families grow and shrink, old structures decay, and architectural fashions change. Sometimes the first impulse is to destroy all traces of the old and replace them with something entirely new. The authors have found examples of architects who have rejected that impulse, and demonstrated ingenuity through additions and renovations. Editor

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    ANALYZING FIRE SAFETY

    Many people believe the building they are in is safe from fire if it is equipped with code-required fire-protection systems. Unfortunately, while compliance with the building code does ensure a certain level of fire and life safety, code compliance is not a safety guarantee. Some conditions, like large atria or historic restorations, require fire protection schemes that are custom engineered.

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    More Building and Construction

    Engineer Ponders Lessons from Twin Towers' Collapse — Washington Times, 2001.1221

    Wiring Is Suspected Cause of Cathedral Fire — New York Times, 2001.1220

    'Houses' Set School Tone New Saline Building Bigger, yet More Intimate — Ann Arbor News, 2001.1220

    Housing Starts Rise Strongly in November — National Association of Home Builders, 2001.1218

    Housing Market Index Jumps Eight Points in December — BuildingOnline, 2001.1218

    Library Plans All Exceed Budget — Florida Times-Union, 2001.1218

    Bechtel Won't Run WTC Cleanup but Project Changes Still Loom — ENR, 2001.1217 Edition

    Restoration of Drooping Fallingwater Uncovers Flaws amid Genius — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2001.1219

    Historic Home Suffers Minor Fire Damage — Brownsville Herald, 2001.1219

    Overall Housing Starts Surge 8.2 Percent in November — BuildingOnline, 2001.1218

    Housing Market Index Jumps Eight Points in December — BuildingOnline, 2001.1218

    Going behind the Barricades — ENR, 2001.1217

    OPW Plans 34m National Museum Extension — Irish Times, 2001.1217

    Housing Market Index Jumps Eight Points in December — National Association of Home Builders, 2001.1217

    New Emergency Operation Centers Incorporate High-Technology — Shen Milsom & Wilke, Inc. press release, 2001.1217

    OSU Pairs Architects for Biomed Project — Columbus Business First, 2001.1214

    Learning to Appreciate the Art of Engineering — Portland Business Journal, 2001.1214

    CBIA Meets with Cal/OSHA on Fall Protection Standards — BuildingOnline, 2001.1213

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