From the PATH Press
MEASURING AND ASSESSING THE CONSEQUENCES OF TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION FOR AFFORDABILITY OF HOUSING
In February, "NISTIR 7064, Measuring and Assessing the Consequences of Technology and Innovation for Affordability of Housing: Proceedings of the NIST-PATH Workshop," hit the presses. The report describes the NIST-PATH Housing Affordability Workshop held on June 4-5, 2003. The workshop explored ways of measuring and assessing the consequences of technology and innovation on the affordability of housing.
Read the report: "NISTIR 7074."
FINAL REPORT ON PATH FIELD EVALUATION: CLINCHING COLD-FORMED STEEL FOR HOME CONSTRUCTION
The final report of PATH's evaluation to identify the potential applications, cost and labor savings associated with clinching cold-formed steel for home construction is now available. The project team found at least two significant applications for clinching when the builder is panelizing parts of the building. The savings from using clinches instead of screws in these applications could pay back a significant part of the cost the builder currently pays for labor to fabricate these components. Each laborer uses about 5,000 screws per shift on these applications.
Read the final report.
Also read the report from PATH's Field Evaluation on "The Influence of Technologies on the Homebuyer’s Purchasing Decisions."
PATH STUDY IDENTIFIES CRITICAL ROLE OF LEADERS OF INNOVATION
"The Diffusion of Innovation in the Residential Building Industry" looks at how and why innovations spread within the residential design and construction industry. The presence of "technology advocates" within a company is an important indicator of the firm's industry leadership in the adoption of residential building technologies, the report says.
Read the release: "PATH Study Identifies Critical Role of Leaders of Innovation."
Download the report: "The Diffusion of Innovation in the Residential Building Industry."
Content updated on 7/22/2004