Southern California development adopts defensive building strategies

Southern California development adopts defensive building strategies

A residential housing project in Southern California will use coated wood designed to protect against fire and other hazards in the home.

The next five-home phase of the Desert Crest project located in Lancaster, California, will use Eco Red Shield Protected lumber and trusses from Eco Building Products, Inc (ECOB).

Scheduled to begin framing the second week of November, the Desert Crest project is located in a Southern California region prone to wildfires. Each of the 2,168 square foot homes will feature Eco Red Shield protected lumber and trusses, providing unparalleled fire, mold, termite and rot resistance to the bones of these homes.

ECOB coating services in support of this project will take place at the company's Colton, California, production facility, with truss manufacturing taking place at the company's Oceanside, California Truss Plant.

Steve Conboy, president & CEO of Eco Building Products, Inc. commented on the use of defensive building materials and advanced building techniques in production housing: "What if a Federally sponsored program existed that would enable our government to fund private sector production builders via federal grant monies that would offset the cost difference of building defensively with certified materials that can protect against future climate change related storms versus building with unprotected lumber and typical house wraps? What if these same production builders could build homes that have resistance to fire, unlike the thousands of homes we've watched burn down in San Diego and Colorado over the past few years? How about the thousands of homes destroyed by flooding over the past few years; could they use defensive technology designed to prevent water intrusion? These methodologies have been designed to mitigate risk, which in a roundabout way equates to saving taxpayer's money. The technology is readily available in the national supply chain."

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Companies: Eco Building Products


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