The 2017 International Builders’ Show (IBS) marks my 26th consecutive year of attendance.
Codes and Standards
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Even within local markets, there can be up to a 10 percent variance in the measurement of houses
Solar is already the second leading source of power in California
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New York City leads the list of the areas where demand most outstrips supply
Flooding in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Photo: U.S. Geological Survey/Creative Commons
More than 2,000 U.S. properties have experience 10 or more damaging floods
Flooding in Minot, N.D. Photo: xnatedawgx/Wikimedia Commons
The guide has hundreds of case studies and is organized around disruptive events including droughts, flooding, and landslides
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Chile could provide more affordable softwood to replace some of the supply from Canada
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Most houses are purchased with cash by flippers, which indicates that more financing is available for home transactions
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The updated standard is estimated to deliver up to $21.7 billion in energy bill savings and avoid approximately 143 million metric tons of carbon pollution over a 30-period
Pin-Up Houses. Photo: Joshua Woodsman/YouTube screenshot
The 74 sf home on stilts consists of 21 insulated panels, all connected by threaded rods, and costs only $1,200
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Builders in states near the Mexico border rely on experienced Mexican workers for framing, roofing, and drywalling.