The current mantra in designing homes is “tear down those walls!” Open floorplans are must-haves because they accentuate the casual living environment that consumers crave.
Codes and Standards
RESNET launched a new Water Efficiency Rating index to give homeowners an indication of their home's water-efficiency.
Home Innovation Reserach Labs recently achieved a major milestone with its National Green Building Standard certification program.
Industry coalition study contends that OSHA underestimated the cost of proposed silica rule
A code amendment takes away hurdles for landowners
Industry groups feared the proposed bill will create more red tape for developers
Although the number of flips declined last year, the average gross profit for these projects is up.
APA-The Engineered Wood Association’s new online Wall Line Bracing Calculator eases wall bracing by streamlining the process.
According to the Department of Energy, the standards will save approximately 3.3 quads of energy and $63 billion in energy costs for products shipped between 2015 and 2044.
Home Innovation Research Labs has convened the process to update the 2015 version of the National Green Building Standard (NGBS).
Outdoor fireplaces hidden inside the house violated local building codes.