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    BASICS - CLAY TILE ROOFING

    Tile roofing accommodates various building traditions and climatic conditions, and it now accounts for over eight percent of the residential steep-slope roofing market in the United States for new construction and about three percent for reroofing. And in much of the world, earthy, fire-safe, long-lasting tile is the dominant roofing material.

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    DEVELOPING A SPEC HOTEL

    In a somewhat unusual approach, British developer Bondcare (Heathrow) Ltd. began designing a hotel "on spec" before finding an owner. The speculative approach, more often used in office or apartment buildings, could indicate a "change is in the air" for hotel developers, who normally team up with an operator before design begins.

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