Welcome, Building Industry Professionals
Construction labor, engineers, architects, planners, building code officials, preservationists, educators and trainers, and the building/housing press can all advocate the use of state-of-the-art design and construction techniques. For example, an architect's choice to install HVAC ducts within conditioned space, or an educator's shared knowledge of whole house systems take the homebuilding industry one step closer to the acceptance of new building technologies. PATH welcomes the participation of these professionals as they encourage the use of innovative building techniques.
PATH Activities Overview
Research and development activities of PATH.
Technical information resource, a service of the NAHB Research Center, funded by private industry and HUD through PATH.
Success stories gathered by PATH to demonstrate the use of new housing technologies.
Analyses of commercialized technologies that have (or have not) significantly penetrated the market.
PATH works to keep the homebuilding industry informed of global technological changes by monitoring relevant sectors and forecasting potential applications.
- HUD Publications
Affordable Housing Design Advisor
CD-ROM designed to help the developers, sponsors, and users of affordable housing understand what constitutes quality design, why it is worth striving for, and how to achieve it in their own projects.
The Rehab Guide series
Nine-volume set that covers housing rehabilitation and features breakthrough materials, labor-saving tools, and cost-cutting practices.
A Report on the Feasibility of Deconstruction
Describes techniques for deconstruction, the process of selective dismantling or removal of materials from buildings before or instead of demolition.
Building Innovation for Homeownership
The Building Innovation for Homeownership (BIH) program identifies housing projects across America that employ innovative homebuilding technology, design, and development to make affordable housing and homeownership a reality.
Creating Defensible Space
Publication provides an expert review of the Defensible Space concept and three step-by-step case studies to help communities redesign neighborhoods for greater safety.
Fair Housing Act Design Manual
Provides guidance to design and construct housing which complies with the Fair Housing Act.
Energy Desk Book
Spotlights the heavy burden utility costs can place on affordable housing and economic development.
An Owners Guide to Energy Efficiency in Single Family Rental Housing
Brochure to help prospective owners or rehabilitators of rental housing save money by increasing energy efficiency.
Factory and Site-Built Housing: A Comparative Analysis
Provides a comparison of HUD-code manufactured housing, conventional site-built homes and factory-built modular homes along several important dimensions.
- Information and Funding Resources
Links to resources and programs offered by DOE.
Links to resources and programs offered by FEMA.
Links to resources and programs offered by NIST.
Engineering News Record
Weekly magazine for construction industry features articles on technological achievements, business conditions, markets, finance, costs, legislation, labor, construction methods, equipment and materials.
- Associations and Groups
National Conference of States on Building Codes and Standards (NCSBCS)
Promotes the development of building regulations that ensure public safety in all buildings.
Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI)
Technical, educational, and administrative support for governmental departments and agencies engaged in building codes administration and enforcement.
American Architectural Manufacturers Association
Brings together the professionals of window, door, and skylight manufacturing companies, both large and small, from all across the U.S. and internationally, to represent our individual and shared concerns.
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
America's oldest national engineering society represents more than 120,000 civil engineers worldwide.
Civil Engineering Research Foundation (CERF)
Created by ASCE, CERF brings together diverse groups within the civil engineering community to facilitate, integrate, and coordinate common solutions to complex research challenges facing the design, construction, and environmental industries.
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Maintains and advances the science and art of architecture.
The Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO
Coordinates activity and provides resources to 14 affiliated trade unions in the construction industry.
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Provides leadership, education and advocacy to save America's diverse historic places and revitalize communities.
American Planning Association
Research organization committed to urban, suburban, regional, and rural planning.
Content updated on 1/22/2002
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