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2007/11/1· Hurricane-Resistant Concrete Homes A builder''s search for a new wall system leads to a more hurricane-resistant home By William Zoeller Download the PDF version of this article. (463.18 kB) by William Zoeller Following the 2004 hurricane season, Florida
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