The 2017 International Builders’ Show (IBS) marks my 26th consecutive year of attendance.
Codes and Standards
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Of the 150 homebuyers surveyed by NAHB, 90% said Energy Star appliances were essential or desirable.
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A chief economist says he expects a loosening of the recent tight credit standards presumably caused by the “Know Before You Owe” rule.
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This guide reviews and describes practices, procedures, materials, and monitoring methods for the external curing of concrete and provides guidance for specifying curing procedures.
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The decision may streamline the approval process for people and companies seeking to develop wetlands.
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Some 41% of builders with 100 unit starts or more said they would use drones within the next three years.
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Regulatory compliance has driven up the price of a new home by an average of 30% in the last five years.
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Recent floating home prototypes have emerged in the U.K., Spain, and Nigeria.
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HUD, FEMA, GSA, Army Corps of Engineers make policy changes.
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The legislation is linked to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, with the city highly vulnerable to rising sea levels due to climate change.
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The median delay for a single-family home permit was seven months in 2015. In some states, builders could expect holdups of six to eight months.