How do you know that the new home you are living in meets current building code? Does your state observe a written building code? Does your state, county, or city require a building permit to build a new home? What does getting a building permit ... Read More The post...
“Aim Small, Miss Small.” While some might think that was just a line from the Mel Gibson movie The Patriot, it was actually the advice given to both Mel Gibson and Heath Ledger by the film’s technical advisor when
Today, more than ever before, we need well-designed, safe, and affordable housing. We can’t build homes fast enough to meet the current need for housing. The off-site construction industry is growing rapidly across the U.S. and in fact, around
HEADER PICTURE: The Hockey Stick Principles, Flatiron Books Residential construction in the U.S. has changed. While getting skilled and trained labor in many industries is hard, getting it in the construction industry has gotten more difficult than
Off-site modular construction is the planning, design, fabrication and assembly of building elements at a location, other than the final location where they will be installed, to support the rapid and efficient construction of a finished structure. There are
In today’s new homes there are often many missed opportunities to leverage advanced technology for superior energy efficiency and home performance. Modular construction helps leverage opportunities during the off-site home construction process that aren’t available to homes that are
The field of home technology is exploding! For most, it is just plain overwhelming. Are you Team Amazon, Team Google or Team Apple? Doing your homework to figure out what devices to install in your home can be intimidating.
Custom homes are one-off creations. Home buyers, architects, and even traditional home builders have (incorrectly) thought that building homes using modular construction limited their design. That may have been the case 30 years ago. Today’s modern modular construction takes advantage of
You may have heard of a passive house design. Passive house (or, German: Passivhaus) comprises a set of design principles used to attain a quantifiable and rigorous level of energy efficiency within a specific quantifiable comfort level. It exploits the sun’s energy for heating
Many people use the terms “green” and “energy efficient” interchangeably. However, they aren’t necessarily the same. Even builders use them interchangeably which just adds to the confusion for home buyers researching building a new home.