Since the launch of Professional Builder’s Daily Feed newsletter on June 4, 2014, I have scanned thousands upon thousands of news stories about or related to home building in some way.
Codes and Standards
Photo: Sarah Miller/Creative Commons.
New England had the largest median lot size, while the West Coast had the smallest.
Flooding in Long Island during Hurricane Irene in 2011. Photo: Dhaluza/Wikimedia Commons.
The only reasonable approach to city planning over a longer time scale is “managed retreat” to higher ground, according to engineers focused on resiliency.
Tulsa, Okla. Photo: Caleb Long/Wikimedia Commons.
Building codes in Oklahoma have not been adjusted to take into consideration the increased risk of damage, though.
Photo: ubrog/Creative Commons.
He allegedly deceived elderly homeowners into buying unnecessary chimney repair and maintenance work.
Cool roofs cost thousands of extra dollars and limit color options.
Miami. Photo: Nomad Cavalier, Hark/Creative Commons.
The county plans to spend $400 million to build a system of valves, pumps, and raised roadways to reduce the impact of flooding in the low-lying region.
Construction in New York City. Photo: Benjamin KRAFT/Creative Commons.
A 22-year-old worker died when an improperly shored-up excavation collapsed at one of the company's job sites.
Construction in Portland, Ore. Photo: Decaseconds/Creative Commons.
Both residential and commercial projects are subject to the tax, which is expected to raise $8 million a year to fund affordable housing initiatives.
Solar panels in San Diego. Photo: Mike Gifford/Creative Commons.
San Diego Gas and Electric will impose new charges on homeowners with PVs that are estimated to add an extra $115 a year over the 20-year life of a residential installation.
The Bay Bridge neighborhood in Brooklyn. Photo: Eric R. Bechtold/Wikimedia Commons.
A $15 million pilot program offers rooftop PV panels plus a lithium-ion battery to more than 300 homeowners.