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    REJUVENATING BOOMERS

    An article in the New York Times late in 2005 reported on the escalating demise of brutalist buildings designed and constructed during the post-war years the hard-edged, unforgiving, sterile, and often-humorless creations of modernism's aging gurus and, especially, their uninspired copyists.

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    FASTER PLASTER

    RapidSet Eisenwall, a premium cement for exterior plaster developed by CTS Cement Manufacturing Corp., is a quick-setting alternative to traditional Portland cement that can turn stucco work from a ten-day to a three-day project, speeding up work and cutting labor costs.

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    M-CH

    A few lucky students in Europe have experienced the "micro-compact home" (m-ch), an aluminum cube that offers the basics of modern living in less than 665 cubic feet (19 cubic meters). They are appreciating that living in small quarters doesn't have to cramp their style.

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    More Building and Construction

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    Sustained Growth for Nonresidential Construction Industry — American Institute of Architects press release, 2006.1122

    Updated Manuals Aid Civil and Structural Engineers — International Code Council press release, 2006.1121

    Illustrated Guide to Building Code Is a Resource for Designers — International Code Council press release, 2006.1121

    75-Story Tower Would Awaken Boston's Sleepy Skyline — Boston Herald, 2006.1120

    19 Million for Overcrowded and Homeless Families in London — 24Dash, 2006.1120

    Beijing Building the Olympic Dream — BBC News, 2006.1120

    Building Homes for Ghanaians, a Priority — The Statesman (Ghana), 2006.1120

    (Roof) Lines Drawn in the Sand — Chicago Tribune, 2006.1120

    Japan Aims for Self-Sufficient Housing — BBC News, 2006.1120

    Dream House Sours — St Petersburg Times, 2006.1120

    Home Temptations — Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, 2006.1119

    Chavez's Caracas Home-Building Sows Hope — Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2006.1119

    DAMAC Launches Its First Residential Tower in Business Bay — AME Info, 2006.1119

    Home Building Plummets to 6-Year Low, Revives Fears — Chicago Tribune, 2006.1118

    Architects Condemn 'Potato Stamp' Homes — Scotsman Online, 2006.1117

    Home Builders Slam on the Brakes — CNN, 2006.1117

    Ilford Sets Its Sights on the 2012 London Olympics — PR Web, 2006.1117

    US House Building at Six-Year Low — BBC News, 2006.1117

    Housing Starts Fall 14.6 Percent in October — NAHB, 2006.1117

    Homefront Economics — Revitalization Online, 2006.1116

    Marriage of Old and New Rocks Perth to Its Foundations — The Australian, 2006.1116

    Home Building Leads Index Rise — New Zealand Herald, 2006.1115

    Eco-Elevators — Middle East Economic & Engineering Forum, 2006.1115

    Interior Doors Play Key Role in Perception of Home — PR Web, 2006.1115

    Getting an Inside Look at Courtroom Design — Albany Times-Union, 2006.1115

    The Civil War Returns — Richmond Style Weekly, 2006.1115

    North Manchester Sixth Form College Wins RIBA/LSC Award — Construction & Maintenance, 2006.1114

    Miami Gives the Go-Ahead for Green Tower — Interior Design, 2006.1114

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    In Cape Cod's Dunes, Something's Growing Besides Scrub Pine — New York Times, 2006.1109

    City to Consider Sprinklers for Older Hotels — Reno Gazette-Journal, 2006.1108

    Home Building Business Slow in US — Earth Times, 2006.1108

    House in a Box — Fast Company, 2006.1100

    Strawbale Walls Fare Well in Firewall Tests — BuildingGreen.com, 2006.1100

    Delta-Dry Takes New Approach to Housewrap — BuildingGreen.com, 2006.1100

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