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Innovative Rehabilitation Technologies: A State of the Art Overview, 1996

Report Acceptance Date: 
February 1996 (65 pages)
Posted Date:   
February 1, 1996

This report describes the results of a 1995 Housing Rehabilitation Technologies study, through which HUD sought information from the model code associations, trade and professional organizations, manufacturers, and others on new technologies and advances in existing ones. In deciding which technologies to include in the report, three criteria were applied: cost, time, and quality. Among the technologies discussed are reinforced hollow brick masonry, moisture barrier housewraps, ductless air conditioners, cast-in-place flue relining systems, wood flooring installation systems, and dust control methods. The report also notes that many design advances are occurring in the areas of computer software, seismic retrofit, hazardous materials abatement, accessibility, home automation, and energy-efficient labeling. Contains an annotated bibliography and appendices of organizations surveyed.