Building Business

Building Business



, March 24, 2014

Late last month the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, more commonly known as builder confidence, fell by 10 points from 56 to 46.

, February 26, 2014

The volume of technology news from the Consumer Electronics Show held last month in Las Vegas was enormous.

, January 27, 2014

Business often is equated to card games like poker, where minimum bets are required so a player can keep a seat at the table.

, December 20, 2013

New projections from Freddie Mac suggest a sea-change in housing in 2014. 

, November 15, 2013

There is a veritable geyser of data tracking housing today. From existing-home sales, to house prices, to new-home permits, to starts—housing metrics abound.

Elon Musk, the founder of PayPal, the SpaceX project, and the promising new Tesla Motor Company, is the kind of entrepreneur you want to have in your neighborhood.

Not so long ago basements were merely utility space, but those days are gone.

In the fall of 1998, I attended my first Benchmark Conference as a new senior editor on Professional Builder magazine.

Remodeling and custom home building are similar in that both are ‘high touch’ relationships. Not to say that production home building is not high touch; but there is a gap.

I had the distinct pleasure of attending the first Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) ever held in San Diego. Previously, it had been staged in San Francisco for more than 50 years.

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March 2014

This Month in Professional Builder

Products

For all of its fiberglass doors, Jeld-Wen now incorporates Neopor, an exclusive technology from BASF that has advantages over the industry-standard urethane core.

Features

Trade-specific occupations represent 64 percent of all jobs in the residential construction industry, and carpenters represent almost half of those construction jobs.