PATH - A Public Private Partnership for Advancing Housing Technology
Organizing Residential Utilities:
A New Approach to Housing Quality
November 2004, 80 pages
Pipes and wires and ducts, oh my! How can we prevent utility entanglement from impeding innovation?
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Utility systems, including ducts, wires, and pipes, run almost haphazardly through the walls of stick-built homes, sometimes compromising structure and insulating integrity, and often making repair and modification difficult. This report outlines methods for disentangling utilities, which has great potential to reduce the time, cost, and complexity of construction.
Recommendations for Builders and Remodelers:
Recommendations for Manufacturers:
See page 6 for an historical timeline of the evolution of utility systems in the average home.
See Appendix B for a database of potentially relevant disentangling technologies.
Content updated on 1/2/2007
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