The 2017 International Builders’ Show (IBS) marks my 26th consecutive year of attendance.
Codes and Standards
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Prosecutors accused a homebuilder of enlisting "straw buyers" to purchase his houses at padded prices so that he would have enough money to pay back development loans.
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The grants, totaling $180,000, are awarded to full-time graduate students of ASHRAE-related technologies
Construction companies have until June 23, 2017 to comply with most requirements. New requirements include limiting access to high exposure areas and training workers.
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State licensing authorities said a contractor set up companies to take advantage of older customers, damage HVAC equipment, make unnecessary repairs in order to charge a customer, and train his employees to engage in these practices.
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Deltec Homes has focused on making affordable prefab houses that don't require any electricity from the grid.
Zero Energy Idea House. Photo: Kathleen Leavitt Cragun/Creative Commons.
This represents almost 1% of 2014 housing starts.
Amazon Echo. Photo: Rob Albright/Creative Commons.
Amazon’s Echo home automation device reportedly took things into its own hands and adjusted thermostats without owners’ authority.
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The guide features information on engineered wood products and recommendations for their use in a wide range of applications in residential and commercial construction.
Century Partners renovated this house in Detroit. Photo: Century Partners.
In addition to paying cash for the homes, Century Partners provides shares of its profits to the former homeowners.
Miami. Photo: Matthew Hurst/Creative Commons.
They say policymakers should begin planning for how to deal with a massive exodus of area residents in the coming decades.