Other stories by Ted%20Cushman

  • North Carolina Energy Code Update in Limbo

    Despite assurances to the DOE that North Carolina would upgrade its energy code, the state voted to postpone consideration of the 2009 IECC until 2015 at the earliest.

  • Chinese Drywall Update

    Under pressure from presiding Federal Judge Eldon Fallon, lawyers for homeowners and for Chinese drywall supplier Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin have agreed to a preliminary settlement of 300 cases of houses contaminated by the defective product.

  • Chinese Drywall Update: Medical Fears Persist

    Fears about possible health effects of the defective material are likely to impact the market value of affected housing—even after all the bad drywall has been removed and replaced with U.S.-made material.

  • Frugal House Framing

    Carpenters love wood. The smell of fresh sawdust on a crisp fall morning, the slap and ring of hammers on boards, the sturdy feel of a new house frame—what's not to love?