David Zuckerman

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Weekly back up of files on remote server

Sharon Rainey imagines a fire burning down her office; but she doesn't worry about losing the company's critical data: HEB's most important files are backed up weekly on a remote server by Horizon Data, a network service provider. More

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Curving Stairway Opens Interior

A well-placed curving stairway opened up the interior of an 1805 Washington, D.C.,... More

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Lynn Motheral: Remodeling requires x-ray vision

Remodeling, Lynn Motheral says, requires X-ray vision. That's one reason Motheral (Big50 1996) moved to insurance restoration last year. More

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Senior-friendly community

The National Center for Seniors Housing Research awarded University of Arizona... More

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Using Outlook to prevent costly change order mix ups

Arnold Thompson, president of The Bottom Line Construction in Delray Beach, Fla., uses Microsoft Outlook to prevent costly mix ups. "Often the money's not a big deal," Thompson says, "but people want to know they're not getting shafted." More

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Dogs trained to find mold

Properly trained, a dog can find anything, including mold. The MoldDog division of Whitstine's academy has trained 16 dogs that work in states from Oregon to Florida. More

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Proposal resolving lumber trade dispute between U.S. and Canada

A Commerce Department proposal for resolving the lumber trade dispute between the United States and Canada has brought the sides closer, but doubts remain about the likelihood of an agreement. The proposal calls for the United States to reduce duties on Canadian lumber as Canada gradually privatizes its lumber market. More

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Green Remodeling Program Launches In Atlanta

Green building may not have caught on yet with remodelers, but the creators of Atlanta's EarthCraftHouse program hope to give the movement a push. "The results from our pilot projects have been much better than we expected," Hackler says. More

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Florida Man Wins $1.8 Million in Asbestos Case

A Florida jury has found Union Carbide Corporation liable for a former drywall worker's asbestosis. Carbide's Musser says the first phase of the West Virginia trial provided significant grounds for appeal. More

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NAHB Opposes New Building Code

The NAHB has urged its members to oppose a new National Fire Protection Agency model building code, reviving a debate between the two associations over stair tread and riser standards. The NFPA 5000, issued in August 2002, requires a minimum tread depth of 11 inches and a maximum riser height of 7 inches for both residential and commercial buildings. More

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