Since the launch of Professional Builder’s Daily Feed newsletter on June 4, 2014, I have scanned thousands upon thousands of news stories about or related to home building in some way.
Codes and Standards
Photo: Ildar Sagdejev/Creative Commons.
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.
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The wait can take as long as six to eight months—up from two to three months in some hot markets.
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The roofs make it very hard to get suppression penetration into the attic and into the involved areas of the home.
Photo: Yusuke Takahashi/Creative Commons.
The combined rotation of the building and roof produces 25,000 kWh/year of electricity, five times as much energy as a home of comparable size would typically use.