"Research will produce...
...information that enables builders to
reduce costs and improve the quality of the homes they build."
-- Michael H. Weber, PCA.
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University of Alabama at Birmingham is working to bring
"Innovative Multifunctional Structural Panels for Cost-effective Panelized Construction" to the housing market.
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researchers are doing to advance America's quality of housing.
PATH Research Projects
MHRA held a
training course for representatives from nine manufacturing plants, in which advocates learned how to streamline plant operations and improve quality. Their job now is to transfer the knowledge to a "lean team" in each facility. MHRA will assess the results of this effort and present the findings to industry.
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Michael Lotesto performs
building performance testing to help homeowners understand how to minimize energy loss in their homes. Read other
research activities in these seven areas:
Industry and Market Research,
Standards and Metrics Research,
PATH Technology Scanning and
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PATH Market Research Network Clearinghouse
After the launch of an inquiry into market research needs in February 2006, PATH developed a Market Research Network of participating researchers, along with an online clearinghouse of building industry market research to serve these professionals. Read about the
latest research on innovative production builders. For further information on the Network, please
inventions and innovations program helps inspiring inventors and businesses to develop their energy-efficient concepts and technologies.
America's housing can benefit from improved