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October 21, 2016

LGI Homes targets renters who may be looking to buy, and the company expects 24 percent growth in new developments

October 03, 2016

More than 80 percent of houses built in New England or the Middle Atlantic region last year were two stories or more.


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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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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June 02, 2016

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

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?
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.
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.


Lowering your HERS scores will benefit both you and your buyers


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