Codes and Standards

Pin-Up Houses. Photo: Joshua Woodsman/YouTube screenshot

September 20, 2016

The 74 sf home on stilts consists of 21 insulated panels, all connected by threaded rods, and costs only $1,200

Homebuilders wary of Trump’s deportation plan

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September 19, 2016

Builders in states near the Mexico border rely on experienced Mexican workers for framing, roofing, and drywalling.

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September 16, 2016

The state ranks third in rooftop solar potential

Flooding in Baton Rouge, La., in August. Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture/Creative Commons.

September 16, 2016

Since August 12, 43 out-of-state contractors have filed paperwork and paid fees to the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors.

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September 14, 2016

Installation fees and costs related to permitting have both decreased

Flooding in Annapolis, Md. Photo: Forsaken Fotos/Creative Commons

September 13, 2016

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.

OSHA appoints new director for its construction directorate

Dean McKenzie in May 2016. Photo: US Department of Labor/Creative Commons.

September 12, 2016

Construction industry veteran Dean McKenzie has been appointed as the new director of OSHA’s Directorate of Construction. 

Texas City Legislators Uphold Solar Panel Roof Limitations

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September 09, 2016

The city council in Allen, Texas voted to restrict homeowners from placing panels where they are visible from the street in the front of homes.

Far-flung suburbs losing favor with home buyers

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September 08, 2016

Buyers are more willing to bid above asking price in desirable suburbs close to the urban core

McMansions turning out to be bad investments in some regions

Photo: Paul Sableman/Creative Commons.

September 07, 2016

The return on investment has dropped sharply in part due to housing markets flooded with big, new homes


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