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The 2016 National Housing Quality Award recipients are:

Veridian Homes, Madison WI, Gold

Maracay Homes, Scottsdale AZ, Silver

October 13, 2015

Deck builders need to exploit every advantage to create the most attractive, safe, and cost-effective designs while minimizing their labor and time. As more decks utilize high-end boards, customers gain greater expectations for their deck’s appearance and want more personal touches.

Deck builders need to exploit every advantage to create the most attractive, safe, and cost-effective designs while minimizing their labor and time. As more decks utilize high-end boards, customers gain greater expectations for their deck’s appearance and want more personal touches.

October 05, 2015

This month’s cover story by senior editor Mike Beirne takes an in-depth look at what set the winners of this year’s National Housing Quality Awards apart from the competition.

October 05, 2015

On Sept. 17, just before 2:00 p.m. Eastern time, countless numbers of hands hovered over keyboards, waiting for the moment when they could quickly tap out the news that everyone in the U.S., and perhaps around the globe, had been waiting for with fear and trepidation.

October 06, 2015

You know you’ve done it right when the view of the home is just as spectacular as the view from the home.

October 02, 2015

When we set out to design and build the Lone Survivor Foundation’s first retreat center, the goal was to create a space that not only made our veterans feel our support and appreciation as soon as they walked in, but also to support their health and wellness in a comfortable atmosphere.

October 01, 2015

With cold weather right around the corner, homeowners will plan on spending more time indoors, making now the perfect time to upgrade the two most-used rooms in a house—the kitchen and bathroom.

September 30, 2015

Engineered for consistent performance, Parallam® Parallel Strand Lumber is one of the strongest engineered wood products available. This post examines the science behind the product, and why it’s such a reliable long-span, heavy load beam solution.

September 24, 2015

Among the most frustrating work requirements, whether in business, education, volunteering, or any other endeavor, is how to prioritize the myriad things that cry out to be done.

Among the most frustrating work requirements, whether in business, education, volunteering, or any other endeavor, is how to prioritize the myriad things that cry out to be done.

September 17, 2015

Note: This is part two in a two-part article about the Inside View advanced-framing demonstration home. To read part 1, click here.

September 15, 2015

Around the turn of the millennium, Bill Gates’ new home in Medina, Wash., was considered a marvel of automated home technology.

September 15, 2015

Rio Estancia, the 2015 Professional Builder Design Awards Project of the Year, is a deft merging of structure and site.

In these times of increasing sales with decreasing margins, home builders are on a continual campaign to decrease costs.

August 31, 2015

In these times of increasing sales with decreasing margins, home builders are on a continual campaign to decrease costs.

This is an interesting study which provides a great reflection on the industry and the impact of Quality and the barriers we need to consider and address to ensure we can leverage Quality Management.

August 28, 2015

With its gables, metal roof and rustic wood siding, it’s easy to see how Stott Architecture’s custom home in Sagaponack, N.Y., emulates the barn-like shapes characteristic of eastern Long Island.

August 28, 2015

A survey last year done by Associated General Contractors of America revealed that 83% of construction firms have had a hard time finding enough qualified workers to meet demand—a figure that rises to 86% in the Southeast, where the shortage is most severe.

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