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LaHouse, Experimental State-of-the-Art New Construction

Today I just toured the new home built near LSU by the AgCenter, called LaHouse

It was 6 years in the making from conception to its recent completion.  A home able to survive hurricaines and keep its residents safe from the storms.  Its mission is to assist the Louisiana and Gulf Coast region in construction and design of homes.  It is a model of building science best practices and building code-based information and continuing education.  It is designed to withstand the Gulf Region environment of hurricanes and tornados, providing the resdents with multipurpose rooms that can also be used as "safe rooms" in storms.  It provides information on a variety of new building materials and one of the goals was to come up with "affordable" alternatives.  It offers neat features like sensors that detect walls of rushing water and open automatic "gates" under the home to allow water pressure to flow under the home and avoid permanent damage to the foundation. As wind and flood standards and zones are being revised to provide an economical & safe rebuilding of storm ravaged coastal areas, this is a must see educational museum and teaching facility.  LouisianaHouse of the LSU Ag Center. 

Comment balloon 4 commentsAnn Dail • November 20 2008 05:24PM

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Ann, great post.  I'll have to make time to see this.  And what an attractive house!!

Posted by Sallie Williams, REALTOR - MBA, Baton Rouge (Keller Williams Realty RED STICK PARTNERS) almost 11 years ago

Yes, Sallie,

It's well worth the time.  I thought of lots of possibilities for us like meeting pre-consturction clients there with the builder (or before the builder), having sales meetings, training new agents, etc.  You will find it worth your time.

Posted by Ann Dail, Broker/Realtor,CRS, ePRO, SRS, B.A.Chem (Baton Rouge Area Homes, Louisiana, USA, 225-761-0551) almost 11 years ago

Hi Ann: If they are going to continue to build in flood plains, which they always will, they need this kind of technology.


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Posted by Kelly Willey, Short Sale Agent - Harford County Maryland Real Estate (Long and Foster BEL AIR MARYLAND) almost 11 years ago

Kelly,

That was LSU's goal.  To have a working model of technology that could be used by builders, and residents, and real estate agents. 

Posted by Ann Dail, Broker/Realtor,CRS, ePRO, SRS, B.A.Chem (Baton Rouge Area Homes, Louisiana, USA, 225-761-0551) almost 11 years ago

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