Building Technology



News
June 24, 2013

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.

News
June 20, 2013

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.

News
June 17, 2013

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.

News
June 14, 2013

A district judge has ruled invalid the fire ordinance of Helena, Mont., adopted in 2008 to restrict exposed wood building materials and require fire-resistance roofing materials on new or extensively repaired structures.

News
June 13, 2013

The increased cost to build underground safe rooms is the major reason that codes in tornado-prone areas of the Midwest do not require them.

News
June 06, 2013

Success in constructing net-zero homes in the Northwest has sparked debate over how green codes should be incorporated.

News
June 03, 2013

During National Homeownership Month in June, the National Association of Home Builders is telling young people the time is right to buy a house, and that the nation's builders are building the homes they want.

News
June 03, 2013

The city has already awarded three vacant city-owned sites on streets lined with old-line two- and three-family homes in the Roxbury and Jamaica Plain neighborhoods to teams of developers and architects.

News
May 31, 2013

At Living Future's annual conference this month in Seattle, Jason McLennan and architecture firm BNIM founder Bob Berkebile launched the JUST label, an extension of the Declare label that addresses social justice and equity issues.

News
May 31, 2013

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety says that Maryland citizens will be safer due to legislation passed by the legislature and signed into law by Gov. Martin O’Malley.

Pages

Overlay Init