The beloved architectural style known as Craftsman has undeniably British roots, yet it’s unmistakably American, from Oregon to Alabama to Illinois. Might that explain its enduring appeal?
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As a result of the housing market crash, 200,000 construction jobs remain unfilled in the U.S.
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Many builders have little choice but to look farther and farther out into the suburbs, where the prices need to be highly competitive to entice enough buyers
The vast majority of architects aren’t trained in the intricacies of efficient construction. Engineers are trained, but most show little or no concern.
The lack of skilled labor is a massive problem for the construction industry, but so far there's been little effort made to find solutions
Dave Barisic on Brandywine's infill neighborhood focus and the home building climate in Southern California.
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The Elite Construction founder diversifies to fuel growth and reflects on the experience of building a home for TV
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.
The Great Recession offered some hard lessons for Neal Communities—and a chance to do better than ever before.
Better working conditions outside the U.S., as well as restrictive immigration policies, are hurting the labor supply
At least 116,000 supervisors could be affected
Modular homes are much stronger than stick-built homes because the modules are over-engineered to withstand the rigors of travel. Photo: Steve Dutcheson Photography
With today's technology, modular homes can be built in any style, and completion time for a home can be reduced by up to 50 percent.