Building Technology



Features
February 27, 2014

Builders would be wise to institute proven innovations in materials and methods before more jurisdictions adopt the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code.

Features
January 27, 2014

Show Village homes rack up the points with the National Green Building Standard.

Photo courtesy of Garbett Homes

Features
November 14, 2013

The Department of Energy’s latest program encourages builders to integrate proven innovations and ensure optimal home performance.

RDC Fine Homes' first net-zero home employed a wide array of energy-efficient features. Image courtesy of RDC Fine Homes

Features
September 27, 2013

Speakers who participated in the recent Net-Zero North American Leadership Summit share what the industry has recently learned about building to the green standard.

Features
September 20, 2013

Big cities like Chicago and San Diego are starting to grow again, which improves prospects for urban infill housing. Here?s a look at what Millennials and Baby Boomers are buying.

Features
August 22, 2013

Among the hundreds of building products introduced by manufacturers during the past 12 months and featured on the pages of Professional Builder, the readers selected these standouts as the 101 Best New Products.

News
July 10, 2013

With the prospect of severe tornadoes and severe wind events differing drastically within some states, codes governing emergency “safe room” shelters can vary.

News
July 10, 2013

The California master building code, set to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014, includes a few changes that could push automated, open-standards-based demand response into the mass market.

News
June 24, 2013

The poised white rectangle has the appeal of classic Modernism, but it is also a critical part of the sustainability story: The frame’s deep overhang helps shield the house’s main southern exposure from the region’s scorching sun.

News
June 20, 2013

Circular design and trusses that radiate from the center and distribute forces evenly are among the features that have allowed houses by Deltec Homes to stand up to powerful storms, the home builder says.

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March 2014

This Month in Professional Builder

Products

For all of its fiberglass doors, Jeld-Wen now incorporates Neopor, an exclusive technology from BASF that has advantages over the industry-standard urethane core.

Features

Trade-specific occupations represent 64 percent of all jobs in the residential construction industry, and carpenters represent almost half of those construction jobs.