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Technical Research

We publish guides for the housing sector and the homebuyer. Topics include consumer protection, buying a home, building a home, maintenance, and renovation.

Technical Research

Our technical research provides the foundation for innovations that improve how buildings are built and offers insights into how housing can become more sustainable.

We publish on a variety of topics that support both the housing sector and consumers. Along with timely and practical research, business intelligence and tools you'll find resources that help strengthen consumer protection. This includes information on:

  • Buying a home – The decision to buy a home is one of the most important — and expensive — choices any of us will ever make. We publish a range of resources that can help you make an informed decision.
  • Building a home – If you’re a licensed residential builder building a multi-unit complex or single-detached home, we have information for you. Our publications and Maintenance Matters videos offers help with a wide range of topics, from foundations to roofs and everything in-between.
  • Renovating a home – At some point, we all renovate our home. We publish information on best practices that matter most to home performance, comfort and safety.
  • Maintaining a home – ‚ÄčTo protect your investment there’s nothing more important than maintaining your home. Stay on top of potential hazards and issues with our technical publications where you'll find practical information for professionals and homeowners.

See our Technical Research Publications