AFCI Mandates Not Needed for New Homes
Updated product safety codes have eliminated the need for branch circuit wiring...
How to Prep Your Home for Solar
As solar becomes more affordable, it's smart to keep rooftop photovoltaics open as a future option for homes with a south-facing roof.
Where's the Trouble?
A new sensor system alerts homeowners to mositure and temperature problems before they become big problems.
SP3 by Parans Solar Lighting
The SP3 captures sunlight from a receiver on the roof and sources it through flexible fiber-optic cables to luminaires inside the house.
NAHB Issues Drywall Remediation Guide
The National Association of Home Builders on Wednesday issued a white paper on remediation of defective Chinese Drywall. The report, available at www.nahb.org/drywallguidelines, addresses methods of detection and the permanent solution of problems related to the defective drywall, which is known to emit corrosive gasses that affect not only health but the wiring and mechanical systems that it encloses.
Tech Spec: The Digital Downturn
Survey shows builders are less enthusiastic about technology because of lack of...
Tech Spec: Light at the End of the Tunnel
Lutron unveils new interactive systems, as business returns to environment control...
Tech Spec: The Digital Slump
Demand for home theaters, media rooms, audio gear, systems control, and security...
Builders Plagued By Jobsite Theft
To say that jobsite theft is rampant in home building would be an understatement....
Supply Side: Less Space, More Room
Also Inside: Holiday Builders hosts inaugural employee-supplier summit. / Pergo establishes new ad campaign to further its branding efforts.