Apologies to Paul Simon, but when I looked at the long list of design ideas I compiled while at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, I thought I’d try to mention 50 of them—a nice round num
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Pin-Up Houses. Photo: Joshua Woodsman/YouTube screenshot
The 74 sf home on stilts consists of 21 insulated panels, all connected by threaded rods, and costs only $1,200
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Builders in states near the Mexico border rely on experienced Mexican workers for framing, roofing, and drywalling.
The state ranks third in rooftop solar potential
Flooding in Baton Rouge, La., in August. Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture/Creative Commons.
Since August 12, 43 out-of-state contractors have filed paperwork and paid fees to the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors.
Installation fees and costs related to permitting have both decreased
Flooding in Annapolis, Md. Photo: Forsaken Fotos/Creative Commons
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.
Dean McKenzie in May 2016. Photo: US Department of Labor/Creative Commons.
Construction industry veteran Dean McKenzie has been appointed as the new director of OSHA’s Directorate of Construction.
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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.
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Buyers are more willing to bid above asking price in desirable suburbs close to the urban core
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The return on investment has dropped sharply in part due to housing markets flooded with big, new homes