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Architects Prefer Concrete and Masonry over Wood for Firehouses

Fire chiefs find wood doesn't last as long as masonry and concrete. More

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Chasing the Crest

Three years on, New Orleans still makes headlines for the havoc wreaked by Hurricane Katrina, which caused about $400 million in infrastructure damage. Yet 1,000 miles north, on the usually quiet banks of the Cedar River in the usually quiet city of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, summer floods are racking up even higher damage estimates approaching $570 million. More

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On the Offensive

Wisconsin communities prepare for an invasion of emerald ash borer. More

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Making urban forestry thrive

Given the financial impacts, safety concerns are typically the strongest selling... More

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