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Durability by Design: A Guide for Residential Builders and Designers

Published by the Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH), Durability by Design is a housing durability resource manual that offers recommendations regarding building materials and construction design. Addressing common housing durability problems, this eight-chapter manual not only addresses the significance of housing durability, but also covers matters such as moisture management, ultraviolet (UV) protection, insects, decay and corrosion, natural hazards, and miscellaneous issues such as finishes and air leakage protection. Available in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format, this best practice resource guide is for designers, builders, and homeowners interested in learning about practices and concepts relating to housing durability. Users should note that the manual size is 223 MB, and therefore, may take a while to download even with broadband connections.
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Date Issued 2002
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Date of Scout Publication 2002-08-16
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