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Summer 2003

From the PATH Press

Diffusion of Innovation in the Residential Building Industry
A survey of homebuilding firms in this report finds common characteristics for acceptance of new products and practices in homebuilding, including access to technology transfer programs like PATH. The publication will be available soon; go to PATH publications.

Improving Air Distribution Systems (ADS) Performance in Manufactured Homes
PATH commissioned several building scientists to develop techniques to make a tighter installation of ADS units and to train assembly workers in a plant. The report describes these improved manufacturing processes that can result in up to a 10 percent reduction in a manufactured home's yearly energy costs. Read more.

New Madrid Seismic Zone: Overview of Earthquake Hazard and Magnitude Assessment Based on Fragility of Historic Structures
Through comparative analysis of historical records, this study offers a new assessment of the earthquake hazard in the New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ) located in the central-eastern portion of the U.S. Read more.

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