Design & Construction

Landscaping That Can Take the Heat
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Landscaping That Can Take the Heat

Higher temperatures are prompting buildings to turn to landscaping that can resist... More

Bench Seating for a Deck
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Bench Seating for a Deck

The backyard deck Jim Finlay was building was mostly at grade level, but one side... More

Tags: Decking, Safety
Deck Collapse Injures One
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Deck Collapse Injures One

A half-dozen people were on a deck in Westminster, Mass., late last month when the... More

Montana Deck Collapse Injures 11
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Montana Deck Collapse Injures 11

Eleven people were hurt when a Montana deck collapsed. More

New PDB Website Gets Responsive
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New PDB Website Gets Responsive

The shift toward mobile is one of the driving factors behind this relaunch of our... More

Tags: Technology
Coastal Community Addresses Safety Concerns
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Coastal Community Addresses Safety Concerns

Two well-publicized deck collapses in a North Carolina coastal vacation community... More

Most Builders Still Don't Use Drones
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Most Builders Still Don't Use Drones

Relatively few single-family homebuilders report using photographic drones to... More

Deck Collapse Injures Eight
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Deck Collapse Injures Eight

Twenty guests at a July 4th celebration on Massachusetts' Martha's Vineyard were... More

Foolproof Guard Posts
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Foolproof Guard Posts

You don't need an engineered design or a lot of special hardware to install strong... More

Over-the-Top Decks
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Over-the-Top Decks

Interest in decks among luxury homebuyers is growing, and decks are getting bigger... More

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