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Start of Main ContentWelcome, 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.

Technology Stories
Success stories gathered by PATH to demonstrate the use of new housing technologies.

Technology Review
Analyses of commercialized technologies that have (or have not) significantly penetrated the market.

Technology Forecasting
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.


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