Dickens is partner and chief marketing officer of IBACOS, the Pittsburgh-based organization he co-founded to help innovate the way homes are designed, built, and lived
in. IBACOS and its Best Practices Research Alliance
collaborate with a network of leading U.S. builders, manufacturers, and government
and industry groups to advance residential building quality and performance. This article is part of IBACOS' Future of Housing blog at BUILDER Online.