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Cost-Cutting In Housing #262055

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 12, 1979
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(Studio) Report on building industry's plan for "cost-buster hsing."
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Las Vegas, NV) Details given about builders' efforts to cut cost of hsing. by decrease in use of materials in construction. [Builder Dudley SMITH - denies cheating on anything, but trying to find ways to cut expenses for industry] [WOMAN - describes house ] Problems with cost-buster hsing. outlined. [SMITH - discusses problems with building codes.] CBS News survey of builders with regard to own preferences in home-building noted to show builders wouldn't use cost-saving techniques. [National Association of Home Builders industry engineer Lee FISHER - comments.] Lawsuits being brought by homeowners chging. faulty construction rptd

Brady, Ray;
Mudd, Roger

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