Technology has become integrated into our homes with devices such as networked doorbells, smart thermostats, and wireless light bulbs.
A compilation of HousingZone's articles, surveys, ideas, trends, and tips on construction quality for residential builders, remodelers, and architects serving the residential construction industry.
Modern building assemblies are less tolerant of design and installation flaws, which requires that today’s homes be better designed and built.
The Construction Defect Center helps buyers whose subdivision houses have not been built properly, investigating their leaking roofs and windows, and defects in roof shingles, stucco installation, wood siding, plumbing systems, and appliances.
The case was unique, as very few California construction defect lawsuits have gone to trial and then all the way to a verdict
RDC Fine Homes' first net-zero home employed a wide array of energy-efficient features. Image courtesy of RDC Fine Homes
Speakers who participated in the recent Net-Zero North American Leadership Summit share what the industry has recently learned about building to the green standard.
Among the hundreds of building products introduced by manufacturers during the past 12 months and featured on the pages of Professional Builder, the readers selected these standouts as the 101 Best New Products.
With the prospect of severe tornadoes and severe wind events differing drastically within some states, codes governing emergency “safe room” shelters can vary.
The California master building code, set to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014, includes a few changes that could push automated, open-standards-based demand response into the mass market.
The poised white rectangle has the appeal of classic Modernism, but it is also a critical part of the sustainability story: The frame’s deep overhang helps shield the house’s main southern exposure from the region’s scorching sun.
Circular design and trusses that radiate from the center and distribute forces evenly are among the features that have allowed houses by Deltec Homes to stand up to powerful storms, the home builder says.
Cool-roof material choices have expanded from reflective paint to vinyl sheeting, light-colored gravel, and other roofing products designed to reflect 90 percent of sunlight.