Codes and Standards



Homeowners continue to be willing to pay more for green features—up to a point

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News
June 09, 2016

Of the 150 homebuyers surveyed by NAHB, 90% said Energy Star appliances were essential or desirable.

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News
June 08, 2016

A chief economist says he expects a loosening of the recent tight credit standards presumably caused by the “Know Before You Owe” rule.

Concrete Institute publishes document providing concrete curing guidance

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News
June 07, 2016

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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News
June 07, 2016

The decision may streamline the approval process for people and companies seeking to develop wetlands.

Growing number of large homebuilders adopting use of aerial drones

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News
June 02, 2016

Some 41% of builders with 100 unit starts or more said they would use drones within the next three years.

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News
June 02, 2016

Regulatory compliance has driven up the price of a new home by an average of 30% in the last five years.

Floating house prototypes designed to cope with sea level rise

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News
June 01, 2016

Recent floating home prototypes have emerged in the U.K., Spain, and Nigeria.

Federal agencies boost standards for more resilient construction

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News
May 31, 2016

HUD, FEMA, GSA, Army Corps of Engineers make policy changes.

Miami Beach requires developers to meet green standards or pay a fee

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News
May 31, 2016

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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News
May 27, 2016

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.

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