Last month, I attended NAHB’s midyear meeting in Miami and had the pleasure of sitting in on a presentation by Daniel Swift, president and CEO of Des Moines-based architecture group BSB Design.
Codes and Standards
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Regulatory compliance has driven up the price of a new home by an average of 30% in the last five years.
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Recent floating home prototypes have emerged in the U.K., Spain, and Nigeria.
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HUD, FEMA, GSA, Army Corps of Engineers make policy changes.
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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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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.