Construction, Codes and Standards Research

The Construction Technology Research Subcommittee oversees research conducted in support of NAHB policy and positions in the development of industry codes and standards, including those developed by the International Code Council, the National Fire Protection Association and ASHRAE. The Home Innovation Research Labs provides the research on most of these projects.

NAHB often partners with the U.S. Forest Products Laboratory, the Department of Energy's Building America program and other organizations to fund and conduct research. Subcommittee members welcome suggestions for areas of research and potential partnerships.

Final reports from notable projects recently completed under the Subcommittee’s oversight are posted below. For more information on these reports or other projects initiated by the subcommittee, contact Gary Ehrlich at 800-368-5242 x8545.

Here are some of the committee’s recent projects.

Estimated Costs of Building Code Changes

Energy and Water Efficiency

Durability and Moisture Performance

Structural and Fire Performance