The year 2016 was an eventful one for home building.
Codes and Standards
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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.
The state ranks third in rooftop solar potential
Flooding in Baton Rouge, La., in August. Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture/Creative Commons.
Since August 12, 43 out-of-state contractors have filed paperwork and paid fees to the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors.
Installation fees and costs related to permitting have both decreased
Flooding in Annapolis, Md. Photo: Forsaken Fotos/Creative Commons
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.
Dean McKenzie in May 2016. Photo: US Department of Labor/Creative Commons.
Construction industry veteran Dean McKenzie has been appointed as the new director of OSHA’s Directorate of Construction.