Building Codes

When a couple said they wanted to “push the ecological envelope,” architects David Arkin and Anni Tilt thought a straw bale house could be just the thing. 


The Detroit Free Press reports on the increasing attraction and traction of factory-built custom homes vs. site-built.

Jayne Law, sales and marketing manager for Dow Building Solutions in the UK and Ireland, has been made a MBE in the 2012 New Year Honours List.

In January, Texas will adopt a statewide building code that should cut the energy consumption of new single-family homes by more than 15%.

The year 2011 will forever be known as Year of the Tornado in the U.S. 

The ALSC Board met yesterday to hear testimony regarding SPIB's recommended SP design values changes. We will make everyone aware of their ruling as soon as it is made public.


On January 10, FEA is teaming up with SBCA to provide a comprehensive webinar, Assessing the Impact of Southern Pine Design Value Changes

This article explores one family's journey through tearing down their century-old home and constructing a LEED certified home in its place.

To most builders, roof truss connectors are a mere side-note of construction. In truth, it’s one of the most important elements of a building.

A Youtube video featuring an unique truss design.