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HUD Publications

Industrializing the Residential Construction Site July 2000
This document, released by HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R), examines the means and methods available for integrating and industrializing the housing construction site and the housing industry. It describes the history of and possibilities for industrialization in the industry, and includes strategies for all scales of builders, from small volume to production builders.

Industrializing the Residential Construction Site Phase II: Information Mapping June 2001
As the common denominator on all construction sites, information is a critical beginning for understanding integration, and one that HUD believes is central to its ongoing research to determine why the home building industry lags behind other industries in technological innovation and adoption. This document is the product of that research, and it includes a record and analysis of the information flows and breaks on construction sites, as well as recommendations for overcoming these breaks.

Overcoming Barriers to Innovation in the Homebuilding Industry April 2005
While new technologies and production processes could help overcome serious problems for housing producers, many characteristics of the housing industry inhibit the development and diffusion of innovations on a large scale. This report presents findings from PATH's extensive research on barriers to innovation and ways to overcome them.

Research and Development Needs for Structural Performance of Light-Frame Residential Construction January 2002
As part of an effort to establish research priorities, this report identifies critical research and development needs for the structural performance of light-frame residential construction.

"ResearchWorks" is intended to bridge the gap between the research and practitioner communities, bringing together news of the latest research, the practical application of good ideas, and the recognition of those who make a difference in the field of housing and community development.

Residential Structural Design Guide: 2000 Edition February 2000
This guide is an initial effort to document and improve the unique structural engineering knowledge related to housing design and performance. It compliments current design practices and building code requirements with value-added technical information and guidance.

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