Alternative Framing Materials in Residential Construction
As lumber prices have risen, builders and other providers of affordable housing have sought lower-cost alternatives to conventional wood framing for residential construction.
A Builders Guide to Marketable, Affordable, Durable, Entry-Level Home (MADE)
HUD manual that illustrates how developers can construct high-quality, energy efficient, durable, and affordable housing.
A Builder's Guide to Residential Steel Floors
Provides information required to use steel floor joists in typical residential construction.
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.
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.
Building Concrete Masonry Homes: Design and Construction
Identifies issues in the design and construction of a home with above-grade concrete masonry walls.
Concrete Masonry Homes: Recommended Practices
Focuses primarily on the attachment of common residential materials and elements to concrete masonry wall construction.
Design Guide for Frost-Protected Shallow Foundations
Guide to assist U.S. builders, designers, code officials, and others in employing the FPSF technology.
Economical ICF to Cold-Formed Steel Floor Connections
Investigates the performance of connections using standard 5/8-inch diameter anchor bolts or Richmond F-32 anchors to transmit the floor load from a steel ledger track, through the ICF foam insulation, and into the concrete core of an ICF wall.
Field Evaluations and Recommendations for Steel Framed Homes
Summary of a workshop that focused on the practical installation problems builders encounter in working with cold-formed steel.
Home Builder's Guide to Manufactured Housing
Provides conventional builders and land developers with an introduction to manufactured housing.
Homes for Everyone: Universal Design Principles in Practice
Showcases 16 single-family dwellings that exemplify the principles of "universal" design.
Innovative Residential Floor Construction: Horizontal Diaphragm Values for Cold-Framing
Establishes appropriate design values for CFS horizontal diaphragms in support of safe and affordable housing design.
Innovative Structural Systems for Home Construction
Discusses advantages, disadvantages, and actions that would accelerate the use by the residential building industry of wood structural insulated panels and insulating concrete forms.
Innovative Residential Floor Construction: Structural Evaluation of Steel Joists with Web Openings
Examines the specification of local buckling behavior of solid webs and webs with small circular holes.
Insulating Concrete Forms for Residential Construction
A report on a demonstration program on the use of this alternative structural material for single-family houses.
Protocol for Assessment of Insulating Concrete Form (ICF) Technology
ICF's are forms for poured concrete walls that stay in place as a permanent part of the wall assembly.
Quality Assurance System for Wood Framing Contractors
Identifies a framework that a contractor can use to develop a quality management program.
Residential Remodeling and Universal Design
Provides technical guidance on selecting and installing universal features during home remodeling or renovation.
Residential Structural Design Guide: 2000 Edition
Document and improves the unique structural engineering knowledge related to housing design and performance.