May 2008 Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Battle of Fires Sprinkler Mandates Heats Up code conflicts Battle of Fires Sprinkler Mandates Heats Up

The debate over mandating sprinkler installation in new homes heats up. Read more

Setting construction standards A Unified Building Code Body Looks to Leverage its Strengths

The International Code Council wants to heighten its members' profile. Read more

Entry-Level Homes Overcome Housing Slump first-time buyers Entry-Level Homes Overcome Housing Slump

A big builder perfects its entry-level pitch and beats the odds. Read more

Duany Palter-Zyberk's Latest Take on Traditional Neighborhood Design Green TND Duany Palter-Zyberk's Latest Take on Traditional Neighborhood Design

DPZ’s latest take on traditional neighborhood design exemplifies what the land planning gurus have learned since Seaside. Read more

Green Mortgage Option With Tighter Lending Practices, It's Tough to Get an Energy-Efficient Mortgage

Giving and getting mortgage loan credits for lower operating costs and greater durability sounds great, but will lenders play ball? Read more

Builders Need to be Strong Relationships With Local Reporters to Combat Negative Press Media Relations Builders Need to be Strong Relationships With Local Reporters to Combat Negative Press

Strong relationships with local media can help builders generate positive press. Read more

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