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2002 News

HUD Releases Notice for Research Proposals
December 12, 2002
The purpose of this notice is to inform potential applicants that the Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development is interested in receiving ideas for cooperative agreements for research and activities in support of the Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH) program. The Notice of Public Interest was published in the Federal Register Vol. 67, No. 239 (FR-4772-N-01). Full Text

PATH Co-Sponsors Next Gen Home During 2003 International Builders Show
November 11, 2002
PATH is a proud co-sponsor of the NextGen Demonstration Home. Open during the International Builders Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, the NextGen is a don't-miss event. Read more.

NIST, Partners Cut Ribbon on Novel Device to Predict Weathering of Building Materials Quickly and Accurately
November 6, 2002
PATH-funded Instrument Provides 50 Days of Sun Exposure in One Day
Researchers at the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and their industry and government partners today cut the ribbon on a revolutionary device to determine quickly and accurately the damage to polymer coatings, materials and structures exposed to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays, temperature and humidity. The new facility in NIST's Building and Fire Research Laboratory will help speed the introduction of new products into the market and reduce building repair costs. Read more.

Manna Rehabilitates Deteriorating Housing for First-Time Homebuyers
August 13, 2002
Washington, D.C.'s Public Housing Scattered Site Demonstration project targets public housing units that have deteriorated over the years and have become uninhabitable. To pursue this work, seven nonprofit developers in the District have formed the Homeownership Group to take title to approximately 75 units. Read more.

ToolBase Services Helps Builders Find the Information They Need
August 2, 2002 recently reviewed praising the National Association of Home Builders' Research Center for providing a wealth of information. Read more.

Housing Innovation and the Appraisal Process
August 2, 2002
To understand the roles and perspectives of the key players in the home valuation process, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development sponsored a Roundtable discussion. Participants were asked to give a perspective statements on the valuation of residential housing technology based on their industry. To learn more about the findings and suggested strategies for improving the appraisal process, download the publication Housing Innovation and the Appraisal Process.

Housing Performance Study Begins in Maryland After a Powerful Tornado
May 8, 2002
The NAHB Research Center began a comprehensive study of housing performance during the category F5 tornado that hit LaPlata, Md., April 28, 2002.

Call for Proposals: NSF-PATH Announcement
May 7, 2002
The Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation (NSF) announces a research initiative in support of PATH.

Brownfield Becomes Site of Energy Efficient Homes
March 28, 2002
Building America's IBACOS (Integrated Building and Construction Solutions) team is working with developers of the Summerset community at Frick Park in Pittsburgh to transform an abandoned slag heap-a byproduct of the City's steel industry-into a new community of cutting edge, efficient homes.

Mark Your Calendar for the 2002 Green Building Conference and Visit PATH
March 1, 2002
As a sponsor and attendee, PATH is proud to announce the 2002 National Green Building Conference to be held on March 24-26 at the Seattle Westin Hotel.

National Alliance Holds Technology Task Force Meeting
February 6, 2002
To help state and local jurisdictions and the nation's construction industry to more effectively compete in the global economy, the Technology Task Force of the National Alliance for Building Regulatory Reform in the Digital Age will visit San Jose, California, to study that region's highly successful efforts to streamline their building regulatory processes using information technology.

Welcome to the New PATH Web Site
January 18, 2002 has a new look that features greater resources and information on the latest innovations in housing technology.

PATH Technology Raodmapping - Focused on the Future of Housing
January 18, 2002
Through PATH's Technology Roadmapping, the residential construction industry is able to prioritize its technology development agenda and decide which "roads" to choose for future research.

Visit PATH at the International Builder's Show
January 18, 2002
The International Builders' Show will be held February 8-11, 2002 at the World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga, and PATH will be there. Visit the PATH booth (#745) in the TecHOMExpo to learn about the latest innovations in housing technology.

Scanning the Horizon for Housing Technology
January 18, 2002
PATH technology scanning looks for new and existing technologies in other industries that have potential future applications in the housing industry.

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