Codes and Standards

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September 14, 2016

Installation fees and costs related to permitting have both decreased

Flooding in Annapolis, Md. Photo: Forsaken Fotos/Creative Commons

September 13, 2016

Flooding ranges from a few inches to several feet deep. City officials have asked for billions to pay for flood walls, pumps, and road improvements.

OSHA appoints new director for its construction directorate

Dean McKenzie in May 2016. Photo: US Department of Labor/Creative Commons.

September 12, 2016

Construction industry veteran Dean McKenzie has been appointed as the new director of OSHA’s Directorate of Construction. 

Texas City Legislators Uphold Solar Panel Roof Limitations

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September 09, 2016

The city council in Allen, Texas voted to restrict homeowners from placing panels where they are visible from the street in the front of homes.

Far-flung suburbs losing favor with home buyers

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September 08, 2016

Buyers are more willing to bid above asking price in desirable suburbs close to the urban core

McMansions turning out to be bad investments in some regions

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September 07, 2016

The return on investment has dropped sharply in part due to housing markets flooded with big, new homes

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September 06, 2016

Experts also said the next president should focus on incentivizing builders to develop entry-level housing.

Fannie Mae to support $1 billion manufactured housing deal, its largest ever

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September 06, 2016

The deal pertains to the Denver-based Yes! Communities, a portfolio of real estate funds managed by Stockbridge Capital Group

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September 02, 2016

Buyers prefer city living, so many formerly desirable subruban homes stay on the market much longer than in recent years

Hurricane Sandy damged a New Jersey town in 2012. Photo: U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen/Wikimedia Commons.

September 01, 2016

The house uses energy-efficient insulated concrete form for the walls and floors designed to withstand wind and flying debris


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