Kacey Larsen

California Building Code Gains Solar Mandate

The California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) voted unanimously to confirm a solar panel mandate on new homes in California starting in 2020. This newly established building code will require low-rise residential buildings—including...

Orlando Draws a Crowd for IBS and KBIS

The 2018 Design & Construction Week is officially in the books, running Jan. 9-11, 2018, in Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center. Comprised of the NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) and NKBA Kitchen...

Trends: Advances in Quartz

Ask a quartz surfacing manufacturer how they track and predict trends, and you’ll get a wide array of responses. While the feedback on current residential design trends was fairly similar across the...

The Winners’ Circle at This Year’s IBS/KBIS

The results are in from Design & Construction Week 2017, which took place in Orlando, Fla., from January 10-12, 2017. The national convention comprises both the International Builders’ Show (IBS) and Kitchen...

Alternatives for Foundation Walls, Shower Drains

The following product received the most reader inquiries in June on ForResidentialPros.com: COMPOSITE PANEL SYSTEMS Designed to provide an alternative to poured concrete foundation walls, the Epitome quality foundation walls from Composite...

QR Outdoors: Nature Refined

Seamless transitions between outdoor spaces, entrances achieved “Hardscaping and masonry help make outdoor living spaces warmer,” says Jon Vogel, CEO and owner of New Outlooks Construction in Robbinsville, N.J. “They also provide...