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Overcoming Barriers to Innovation in the Homebuilding Industry
This PATH report documents PATH's investigation of barriers to innovation in the housing industry, and provides feasible, concrete recommendations for overcoming those barriers. After completing an extensive literature review, PATH convened expert investigatory panels to discuss three barriers to innovation in housing-risk, industry participant preferences, and education/communication. The expert panels report their findings, then make nine specific recommendations for overcoming barriers to innovation in housing.

Information Technology to Accelerate and Streamline Home Building (PDF)
PATH has an opportunity to advance information technology (IT) in the home building industry in ways that increase efficiencies and cut costs. Due largely to rapid changes in the IT sector, the means to achieve these goals have changed since PATH first examined IT issues in its first progress report. Information Technology to Accelerate and Streamline Home Building discusses the knowledge that PATH has gained since 2002, and recommends an updated strategy to achieve PATH's IT goals.

Content updated on 7/5/2005

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