ToolBase Provides Information on Building Technologies
Have you ever wondered if there's a better building product or practice out there than what you're currently using? One that could save you time and money, or improve the performance of the homes you build? If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to stay current on innovative building products, ToolBase Services is the online destination for you.
ToolBase Services is the building industry's trusted online source of practical information on innovative construction products and practices. With the click of a mouse, this free, non-commercial resource provides builders, trade contractors and remodelers access to comprehensive technical information on hundreds of innovations in the housing industry.
The PATH Technology Inventory, a one-of-a-kind ToolBase feature, is an essential tool in accelerating the awareness and acceptance of technologies that can improve housing performance. The inventory provides detailed information on:
- Field Results — Do these products and practices work in the real world?
- Costs — Do they cost more or less than what I’m currently using?
- Code Issues — Can I use them in my area?
- Online Videos — See technologies in action.
- CAD Details — These are easy to add to your plans.
The ToolBase Services program is administered by the NAHB Research Center with funding from the Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH) program, and other industry sponsors.
For information on more than 160 technologies, log on to www.toolbase.org, or visit the ToolBase Services booth (D5) at the International Builders’ Show for more information and a technology inventory tutorial.