Property Professional Magazine
Feature article by Dennis Dowling
Behind all the beauty of a home lies potentially the most important part of residential construction, and one that is often relegated to last place.
This article looks at how a home’s design and building materials affect its structure, particularly over time.
The structure of a building influences its long-term durability. So, it makes sense that homes with high levels of comfort, durability and performance hold greater financial value than a home of similar finish level but inferior performance. If we put beauty before performance, then we fail to address what is the most important part of residential construction.
Dennis Dowling is DCD’s CEO and an expert in the field of high performance homes and homes built to premium levels of thermal and energy efficiency. Here what he has to say on the effect of design and building materials on structure in Property Professional magazine.
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