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Information on whole house systems, modular housing, panelized walls and roofs, on-site house factories, alternative materials, and more.

Innovative Products & Processes - Technology Inventory [Back to Top]

Consider using the products below to take advantage of their potential to provide one or more of the following in the homes you build: Affordability, Energy Efficiency, Quality & Durability, Environmental Performance, and Safety.

Advanced Framing Techniques: Optimum Value Engineering (OVE)
Hybrid Modular/Panelized Housing
Modular Multiple Dwellings
On-Site House Factory
Panelized Wall and Roof Systems
Rammed Earth, Adobe, Cob & Soil-Cement
Steel Framing
Steel-Framed Modular Housing
Straw-Bale Construction
Strawboard Panels
Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs)
Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) - Fiber-Cement-Faced
Trimmable Open Web Floor Truss
Two-Story Manufactured (HUD-Code) Homes
Whole-House Mechanical Ventilation Strategies

Design & Construction Guides [Back to Top]

Guides for designing and building various types of construction

Comfort and Quiet with Concrete Homes - Concrete Homes Technology Brief
Performance Reports & Case Studies [Back to Top]

Evaluation of how products and systems perform in real life applications

Advanced Framing: An Examination of its Practical Use in Residential Construction The case study highlights the advantages of and barriers to widespread adoption of OVE practices.
TechPractices: Home Front, Inc., Brian Bishop, Venice, FL The panelized housing system developed by Brian Bishop of Home Front, Inc. gives homeowners the durability of a non-wood exterior system, the energy efficiency of full thickness foam insulation, and the lower cost of a panelized system that erects quickly without the need for heavy-lifting equipment.

Field Evaluations [Back to Top]

Evaluation of how products and systems perform in real life applications

Brighton Construction - Liberty Village
Davis Construction
Habitat for Humanity - Arundel
Hopke Buildings & Grounds
Howard Building Company
Lancaster County Career & Technology Center (LCCTC)
MADE Project

Questions & Answers [Back to Top]

Frequently asked questions, answered by home building professionals

How do I insulate a steel framed home?

Web Links [Back to Top]

Recommended Web resources for additional information