After living for three decades in New England, Cindy Moore decided her “last move” would be to western North Carolina and into an Irish farmhouse she designed. To help ensure structural efficiency and durability, those plans included erecting walls made...
Many companies and private residents are looking for more durable, storm-ready construction.
Spring has sprung, and as temperatures rise across the country, so does interest among homeowners for sprucing up around the house and remodeling. Spending on home improvements is expected to grow nearly 5 percent in 2018, according to the National...
Despite being a cost-effective housing option, mobile homes aren’t known for their energy efficiency. Design issues can result in high utility costs. In fact, utilities can cost up to 50 percent more in a mobile home as compared to a site-built home of similar age and size, according to statistics from the U.S.
It may be easier than experts thought to build homes that can stand up to fires.
The tool was inspired by similar virtual tools, like the car builders seen on many automakers’ websites.
Castles dot the landscape across Europe. A new castle taking shape in Pennsylvania soon will be a symbol of sustainable building practices and home to 522 apartments. With more than 1.2 million square feet of space, Grand Castle is slated to open this spring.
Courses are delivered both on jobsites to framing crews and to consultants and project managers at their local offices.
When you’re asked what your budget is for your renovation project, you cannot say, “I don’t know.”
For passive design to be effective, both thermal mass and insulation are required to be integrated into the build.
They are not only getting a-one-of-a-kind home built to their exact specifications and they are also getting the healthiest, most comfortable home on the market.
It is faster and much easier to install and unlike real cedar it will never split, or need upkeep.
The global insulated concrete form market (ICF) is expected to grow 11 percent annually over the next few years, according to new research. The report by Technavio, titled “Global Insulated Concrete Form Market 2017-2021,” provides an in-depth analysis of the...
The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is encouraging green building construction.
Modern building materials and technology have resulted in new homes that are far more energy efficient than those built even a decade or two ago.
Constructed using non-toxic materials, the enclosure system uses existing and new technology to generate an airtight, energy efficient and long-lasting building envelope.
Developing a sustainable building demands a holistic approach. While newer buildings tend to perform better from an energy standpoint, due to building code advancements, it’s not always a guarantee. Planning is pivotal and literally must take place from the ground...
The SURE House, winner of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015, was designed by the Stevens Institute of Technology to meet the needs of middle-and-working class residents in New York and New Jersey who experienced severe damage from...
Concrete is one of the best materials for resilient, durable and energy efficient structures and buildings over their life cycle.
Municipal regulations meant to protect the environment and the town’s water supply often inadvertently stymie outdoor additions and improvements.