Last month, I attended NAHB’s midyear meeting in Miami and had the pleasure of sitting in on a presentation by Daniel Swift, president and CEO of Des Moines-based architecture group BSB Design.
Codes and Standards
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New York City leads the list of the areas where demand most outstrips supply
Flooding in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Photo: U.S. Geological Survey/Creative Commons
More than 2,000 U.S. properties have experience 10 or more damaging floods
Flooding in Minot, N.D. Photo: xnatedawgx/Wikimedia Commons
The guide has hundreds of case studies and is organized around disruptive events including droughts, flooding, and landslides
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Chile could provide more affordable softwood to replace some of the supply from Canada
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Most houses are purchased with cash by flippers, which indicates that more financing is available for home transactions
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The updated standard is estimated to deliver up to $21.7 billion in energy bill savings and avoid approximately 143 million metric tons of carbon pollution over a 30-period
Pin-Up Houses. Photo: Joshua Woodsman/YouTube screenshot
The 74 sf home on stilts consists of 21 insulated panels, all connected by threaded rods, and costs only $1,200
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Builders in states near the Mexico border rely on experienced Mexican workers for framing, roofing, and drywalling.
The state ranks third in rooftop solar potential
Flooding in Baton Rouge, La., in August. Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture/Creative Commons.
Since August 12, 43 out-of-state contractors have filed paperwork and paid fees to the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors.