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Disposed to disposable: Why homes don’t last in the Land of the Rising Sun

By Jessica McMathis / June 4, 2014

In Japan, where the typical home lasts just three decades and is worth nothing after 15 years, it’s common that homeowners have nothing to show for their 30 years of mortgage payments.

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Cement, concrete sustainability a hot topic

By Jim Destefani / September 5, 2013

Portland cement production and concrete production can be messy, but researchers are working to make the processes greener and more sustainable.

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