The year 2016 was an eventful one for home building.
Codes and Standards
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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.
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The commission ruled that a group called NC WARN cannot sell electricity directly to customers.
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Builder groups say the new rule would force contractors to cut worker hours and reduce benefits.
Houses in Kanata, Ontario, Canada. Photo: Lucia/Creative Commons.
The plan is aimed towards reducing the Canadian province's carbon footprint.
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Bamboo has multiple benefits, including seismic resiliency. Bamboo structures often fared better in earthquakes than buildings made from conventional construction material such as concrete.
Net zero house in Tiburon, Calif. Photo: Inhabitat/Creative Commons.
It will not only meet California’s net zero mandate. It will reflect a new conceptual approach.
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Voters at Hadley, Massachusetts’s annual town meeting decided against legalizing backyard cottages.
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The updated version includes the latest industry best practices to instruct roofing professionals and DIY enthusiasts on installation methods that help to maximize shingle life and weather protection.
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The proposal applies to construction sites of one or more acres, or less than one acre, but part of a larger development.
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Building codes, zoning ordinances, and opposition from some Chicago residents are among the obstacles.