Wiring and Cable

AFCI Mandates Not Needed for New Homes
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AFCI Mandates Not Needed for New Homes

Updated product safety codes have eliminated the need for branch circuit wiring... More

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How to Prep Your Home for Solar 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. More

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Where's the Trouble?

A new sensor system alerts homeowners to mositure and temperature problems before they become big problems. More

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SP3 by Parans Solar Lighting 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. More

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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. More

Tech Spec: The Digital Downturn
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Tech Spec: The Digital Downturn

Survey shows builders are less enthusiastic about technology because of lack of... More

Tech Spec: Light at the End of the Tunnel
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Tech Spec: Light at the End of the Tunnel

Lutron unveils new interactive systems, as business returns to environment control... More

Tech Spec: The Digital Slump
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Tech Spec: The Digital Slump

Demand for home theaters, media rooms, audio gear, systems control, and security... More

Builders Plagued By Jobsite Theft
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Builders Plagued By Jobsite Theft

To say that jobsite theft is rampant in home building would be an understatement.... More

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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. More

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