Construction Quality

Construction Quality

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.



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Three scalable solutions for enclosure offer options for efficiency 

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A tighter building envelope makes it more important than ever to be informed and vigilant about mold 

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Controlling cracks in stucco lessens the potential for more serious problems below the surface, but it requires a dedicated process and attention to detail

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Keeping your floor systems solid and quiet is a true engineering challenge. Just don’t expect to get any kudos for it

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Keeping water away from where it doesn’t belong is all in the details. Here’s a checklist

New materials that reduce air infiltration, such as housewraps and high-density insulation, can also contributed to the reduced drying potential of building assemblies.
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January 15, 2016

Modern building assemblies are less tolerant of design and installation flaws, which requires that today’s homes be better designed and built.

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November 09, 2015

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 scales of justice--applied to Centex Homes lawsuit.
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May 19, 2015

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

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September 27, 2013

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.

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