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Representatives of federal government agencies, states, municipalities, research

Representatives of federal government agencies, states, municipalities, research centers, professional associations, and environ

Features
November 02, 2012

Representatives of federal government agencies, states, municipalities, research centers, professional associations, and environmental groups met recently at the White House to discuss ways to promote green infrastructure solutions for addressing stormwater issues.

White Paper: With Component Manufacturing – And Advanced CAD Design – Contractor

White Paper: With Component Manufacturing – And Advanced CAD Design – Contractors Can Increase Volume, Without Adding Staff

Features
November 02, 2012
5 proven ways to optimize framing

5 proven ways to optimize framing

Features
August 17, 2012

Advanced framing can save materials and time while boosting your homes’ efficiencies. Here are five techniques that can be adopted independently.

Ensure durability, strength, and fewer callbacks related to your subfloors by fo

Ensure durability, strength, and fewer callbacks related to your subfloors by following these back-to-basics installation strate

Features
August 20, 2012

Ensure durability, strength, and fewer callbacks related to your subfloors by following these back-to-basics installation strategies.

IKEA, Aktiv modular home, IdeaBox, first

IKEA, Aktiv modular home, IdeaBox, first

News
March 02, 2012

IKEA shoppers can now buy an actual house from the Swedish furniture giant, which recently debuted the Aktiv modular home.

An expert engineer in wood structures identifies the most common framing mistake

An expert engineer in wood structures identifies the most common framing mistakes and offers advice on how to avoid them.

Features
February 18, 2012

An expert engineer in wood structures identifies the most common framing mistakes and offers advice on how to avoid them.

75 years of people, ideas and trends in home building

75 years of people, ideas and trends in home building

Features
December 28, 2011

In honor of Professional Builder's 75th anniversary, we profile pioneering figures, breakthrough ideas, and transformative market trends that have shaped home building since 1936.

BIM for builders, BIM, building information modeling, BIM for home builders, sco

BIM Model

Features
December 28, 2011

In this third installment of a three-part series on building information modeling, Scott Sedam talks with design professionals who are leading the transition from CAD to BIM.

7 tips for accurate HVAC load calculations

7 tips for accurate HVAC load calculations

Features
December 28, 2011

Looking to right-size your HVAC systems? A building science expert offers advice for getting HVAC load calculations just right.

BIM for builders, BIM, building information modeling, BIM for home builders, sco

3D models are only the beginning with building information modeling. BIM allows design and construction teams to incorporate a f

Features
November 21, 2011

In this second of a three-part series on building information modeling for home builders, Scott Sedam explains how BIM, when used properly, can be a powerful weapon in the war against waste in product and process.

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