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Keeping your floor systems solid and quiet is a true engineering challenge. Just don’t expect to get any kudos for it

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News
August 08, 2016

Standalone dwellings that share lots with larger main houses could offer affordable living options and help alleviate housing shortages in major cities.

Growing number of large homebuilders adopting use of aerial drones

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News
June 02, 2016

Some 41% of builders with 100 unit starts or more said they would use drones within the next three years.

Features
May 08, 2016

Scott Sedam examines popular conceptions on how to fix the trade labor shortage.

Could your biggest obstacle to business success be you?
Features
February 11, 2016

12 home building fallacies that get in our way

New materials that reduce air infiltration, such as housewraps and high-density insulation, can also contributed to the reduced drying potential of building assemblies.
Features
January 15, 2016

Modern building assemblies are less tolerant of design and installation flaws, which requires that today’s homes be better designed and built.

Features

Lowering your HERS scores will benefit both you and your buyers

2015 Builder of the Year: Neal Communities

Left to right: John Collier, VP of Waterscapes Pools & Spas; Randy Turkovics, president, Neal Signature Homes; Pat Neal, owner/chairman executive committee; Charlene Neal, president, Charlene Neal PureStyle; Michael Storey, president; Michael Greenberg, Southwest Florida regional president. Photo: Gary Bogdon/DB Photo Agency.

Features
November 24, 2015

The Great Recession offered some hard lessons for Neal Communities—and a chance to do better than ever before.

on the road to simplicity in building processes
Features
November 05, 2015

Simplification is never about merely stripping out features or dumbing down the product. In fact, simplification is a way of thinking, designing, and operating that can improve product along with profits

Scott Sedam's first step in fixing a broken building process
Features
October 14, 2015

When complexity exceeds capacity, everyone loses. Here's the first step in fixing a broken process

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