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Colorado Town Softens Construction-Defects Law

Colorado Town Softens Construction-Defects Law

Despite protests, Lakewood city officials have made it a little tougher for homeowners to sue builders over construction defects.

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Prefabricated Foam Forms for Slab Foundations

Prefabricated Foam Forms for Slab Foundations

A New Jersey company looks to Sweden for techniques on forming frost-protected slabs faster and with far less labor than conventional foundations

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This New Door Design Solves an Old Problem

This New Door Design Solves an Old Problem

Canadian students developed an interior door that helps equalize air pressure between adjacent rooms, then they founded a company to market it.

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Interest in Spray-Foam Insulation Drops

Interest in Spray-Foam Insulation Drops

A survey finds the use of spray-foam insulation has declined after a big growth spurt between 2008 and 2012.

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Separate Showers Are In, Bidets Are Out

Separate Showers Are In, Bidets Are Out

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A new survey finds changes in what homeowners want in their bathrooms. Jetted tubs and bidets look to be the big losers.

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Department of Energy Cites Innovative Builders

Department of Energy Cites Innovative Builders

The government's Housing Innovation Awards recognize builders who are advancing designs that lead to net-zero-energy performance.

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New York Will Require Notice of Truss Construction

New York Will Require Notice of Truss Construction

The new law is designed to protect firefighters and other emergency personal

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Department of Energy Seeks Student Designers

Department of Energy Seeks Student Designers

The Race to Zero competition challenges college students and faculty in the U.S. and Canada to design high-performance houses.

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Displaced Construction Workers Are Finding New Jobs

Displaced Construction Workers Are Finding New Jobs

More than half of those who lost their jobs during the recession have been rehired, but the industry still faces a shortage of skilled workers.

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Home Depot Confirms Data Breach

Home Depot Confirms Data Breach

The company says malicious software allowed credit-card data to be stolen and focuses on sales made between April and September.

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