So you're thinking outside the box. You've heard about a new building technology
that's going to save you money or headaches, or be more environmentally
friendly than what you've always used. You're excited by the possibilities of
this new technology, but you'd rather let someone else drive it around the
block first. You've come to the right place.
Field Evaluations pair advanced building technologies with leading-edge
builders who are willing to do the testing for you, because they're excited
about better ways to build, too.
The NAHB Research Center, in partnership with builders, remodelers and
manufacturers, promotes the use of new housing technologies through Field
Evaluations. Although some technologies are not new, the information available
to the industry may be vague, nonexistent, or incomplete. Information gathered
by the Field Evaluations helps to fill the voids in information.
How Do I Find a Field Evaluation?
Use the "Search by Building System" or "Browse by Evaluated Technology"
features, or see a complete list of all Field Evaluations.
The Search Results provide a snapshot of the Field Evaluations that match your
search criteria. Select the Title that interests you to get more detailed
Each Field Evaluation provides data and photos to help you understand the
evaluation criteria, observations, and final results. An interim or
final report summarizes the findings in great detail.
Enjoy the wealth of information provided!
Some of building technologies may seem intimidating up-front, so let us provide
you with information on how they actually performed in the field - at no cost