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Frost-Protected Shallow Foundations Reduce Costs, Save Energy
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Frost-Protected Shallow Foundations Reduce Costs, Save Energy

With a frost-protected shallow foundation (FPSF), a monolithic slab with thickened... Read more

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Economists Optimistic About 2014 Commercial, Industrial Growth

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Chief Economist Anirban Basu, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chief Economist Kermit Baker and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Chief Economist David Crowe provided a collaborative economic forecast today combining their expert economic analysis on leading, present and lagging economic indicators. Read more

The Need for Resilient Construction
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The Need for Resilient Construction

There is strong market segment growth for concrete home building as resilient... Read more

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The Virtuous Circle of Home Building and Employment

The National Association of Home Builders examines the potential for home building to help transform a sluggish economic recovery into a more robust expansion. Read more

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Online Economic Conference

Economic experts from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) will hold an online news conference on Tuesday, June 19 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Read more

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NAHB Identifies Top Counties for Home Remodeling

At $9.4 billion, Los Angeles County, Calif. leads the country for counties spending the most money on remodeling, according to the NAHB. Read more

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Residential Concrete News

Newly updated software published by the Portland Cement Association (PCA) allows builders to estimate heating and cooling system capacities for energy-efficient single-family concrete homes. The software calculates the system capacities based on the house dimensions, construction materials, air infiltration, location (U.S., Mexico, and Canada), and thermostat set point. To account for the thermal mass imparted by concrete walls, this software uses hourly weather data for a typical year. Read more

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Adopted Residential Fire Sprinkler Mandate

Fire sprinkler mandates will be part of the 2009 International Residential Code (IRC) and will be required in all one- and two-family homes and townhouses that build to the code as of Jan. 1, 2011. Read more

The 2009 New American Home
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The 2009 New American Home

For the sixth straight year “The New American Home”—the official home of the... Read more

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2008 Concrete Technologies Tour Rocks

The 2008 Concrete Technologies Tour, coordinated by the Concrete Home Building Council (CHBC) of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), highlighted the various uses of concrete for residential applications. Read more

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