Above: Squash blocks installed to support load from above. Right: Load from above without squash blocks or blocking panels caused this web to buckle.
Home technology isn't always essential to a functional home, but it can be essential to the perfect home. Getting the bells and whistles just right - the sound system, the routers and security system - can put the finishing touch on a successful project.
The 2014 version of this touch-screen thermostat from Warmup—designed via a national contest—connects to the company’s radiant floor heating and allows users to view actual graphs of a home’s recorded energy consumption.
For-sale multifamily housing is poised for an upswing, but it’s not going to overtake rental apartments just yet. There’s room in the market for both to succeed.
Designs that were popular during the housing boom will probably need some fine-tuning to make them appeal to the current market.
Designs that were popular during the housing boom will probably need some fine-tuning to make them appeal to the current market. By updating plans, builders can also trim the fat and save money.
As the digital marketing manager for Taylor Morrison, John Rodeman rarely goes anywhere without his iPad. Here are five of his favorite apps.
Case Study: KB Home turns to Kwikset for secure, convenient re-key technology
Learn how Kwikset’s SmartKey Security Products provide value and peace of mind to KB Home and its homeowners
The Solar Powered Trash Compactor from Waste Management can reduce track collections by up to 80 percent by compressing contents
The Solar Powered Trash Compactor from Waste Management can reduce track collections by up to 80 percent by compressing contents using a sun-powered compactor.
home certification, weatherization, home weatherization, home performance
The Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI) reached 25,000 active certifications this week, more than tripling its total number of professional certifications in the home performance and weatherization workforce in just 18 months
The largest of the three Show Village homes at 3,060 square feet, the Treasure Sands model is designed specifically for the resort rental market, with accommodations for multiple families and large groups. The four-bedroom house is loaded with a variety of living and entertainment spaces and amenities, including a home theater, hobby room, and master suite retreat.
Measuring just 30 feet in width, the Sea Breeze model is designed specifically for narrow-lot, infill applications for just about any region or environment in the country — from coastal settings and mountainous areas to urban landscapes and traditional suburban neighborhoods.