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    RECYCLING GETS CONCRETE

    A lot of attention has been given recently to the reuse of building materials rescued from demolition sites. Of course, some materials are more reusable than others. In some places, it has become quite fashionable to install century-old doors and windows or entire buildings nicks, stains, and all.

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    PRINTED PLASTIC PLACES

    "Mass customization," contradictory though it may sound, has been successfully achieved in various niches of the manufacturing world for several years. The term refers to products coming off an assembly line that have been individually configured according to customer specifications. The same combination of customization and economy of mass production may be coming to architecture.

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    Carpet Creativity — Infolink, 2004.0819

    Architects Warn Buildings Need to Cope with Climate Change — Scotsman Online, 2004.0818

    Housing Starts Continue Torrid Pace In July — National Association of Home Builders, 2004.0817

    Better Buildings New Construction Pilot Program Launches — Canadian Architect, 2004.0817

    Schwarzenegger Signs Smart-Zoning Bill — Planetizen, 2004.0817

    Function and Form: Alternative Houses — Dunn County News, 2004.0816

    'Intelligent Glass' Takes the Heat Out of Summer — Scotsman Online, 2004.0815

    China's Buildings: In Pink, and in the Red — New York Times, 2004.0815

    A Tale of Two Types of Stucco — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2004.0814

    OSHA Unveils Safety and Health Topics Page for Residential Construction — OSHA press release, 2004.0813

    Survey Reveals Nationwide Shortages of Cement — National Association of Home Builders, 2004.0810

    Survey Reveals Nationwide Shortages of Cement — National Association of Home Builders, 2004.0810

    Polycarbonate Roof Tops Olympic Stadium in Athens — Chemical Online, 2004.0809

    A New Breed of House — Quad-City Times, 2004.0806

    Huttig Selling Amercian Pine Products to Woodgrain Millwork — BuildingOnline, 2004.0805

    Latest Building Regulations: 2004 Supplement to International Codes — International Code Council press release, 2004.0805

    Solution for the Square — Infolink, 2004.0804

    Afghans to Benefit from Polystyrene Houses — The Register, 2004.0804

    Bank of America and The Durst Organization Break Ground — Bank of America press release, 2004.0803

    Brave New Buildings — Australian Financial Review, 2004.0730

    Woven with Fiber Optics, Luminex Textiles Really Shine — Metropolis, 2004.0726

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