The LaHouse, an ongoing project by Louisiana State University's AgCenter, hosted LaHouse LIVE in July. More than 450 homeowners and homebuilders attended the free event, which featured expert-led, hands-on educational sessions that focused on the best practice construction techniques and materials to use to increase a home's hurricane and moisture resistance.
The daylong event's educational sessions covered subjects ranging from how to properly frame a wall to the benefits of using weather-resistant barriers, such as Grace Ice and Water Shield and Tri-flex 30 roofing underlayments.
LaHouse LIVE was part of the Hurricane-Resistant Construction Project, an ongoing multi-media educational initiative led by Building Media Inc. The real-time initiative shares best building practices, code updates and other building science-related information with builders and remodelers of single-family homes in the hurricane-affected areas of the Gulf and Atlantic coastal states.
LaHouse is an LSU AgCenter project that is designed to showcase solutions for Louisiana's unique climate and conditions. The educational center exhibits a range of ways to have greater comfort, quality, durability, property value and better health, with less energy, water, waste, pollution and damage from storms. For more information on the event or its agenda, please visit www.louisianahouse.org.
Home protection from severe weather showcased at LaHouse
September 1, 2006