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Research and Development Needs for Structural Performance of Light-frame Residential Construction

Report Acceptance Date: 
January 2002 (27 pages)
Posted Date:   
January 1, 2002

The Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH) advances Technology in the home building industry to improve the affordability and value of new and existing homes. The PATH program partners recognize the importance of setting priorities for research and technology development that will enable the home building industry to work towards the PATH mission. This priority setting is known as "roadmapping."

This report is part of an effort to establish research priorities for structural performance of light-frame residential construction and it can be considered a part of the overall PATH Roadmapping effort. In July 2001, representatives from universities, trade associations, product manufacturers, and the government met to identify critical R&D needs for structural performance of light-frame residential construction. This report is a result of that one-day workshop, providing a view of how future R&D efforts in this area (both public and private sector efforts) can support the goals of the PATH program.