The 2017 International Builders’ Show (IBS) marks my 26th consecutive year of attendance.
Codes and Standards
Installation fees and costs related to permitting have both decreased
Flooding in Annapolis, Md. Photo: Forsaken Fotos/Creative Commons
Flooding ranges from a few inches to several feet deep. City officials have asked for billions to pay for flood walls, pumps, and road improvements.
Dean McKenzie in May 2016. Photo: US Department of Labor/Creative Commons.
Construction industry veteran Dean McKenzie has been appointed as the new director of OSHA’s Directorate of Construction.
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The city council in Allen, Texas voted to restrict homeowners from placing panels where they are visible from the street in the front of homes.
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Buyers are more willing to bid above asking price in desirable suburbs close to the urban core
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The return on investment has dropped sharply in part due to housing markets flooded with big, new homes
Experts also said the next president should focus on incentivizing builders to develop entry-level housing.
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The deal pertains to the Denver-based Yes! Communities, a portfolio of real estate funds managed by Stockbridge Capital Group
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Buyers prefer city living, so many formerly desirable subruban homes stay on the market much longer than in recent years
Hurricane Sandy damged a New Jersey town in 2012. Photo: U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen/Wikimedia Commons.
The house uses energy-efficient insulated concrete form for the walls and floors designed to withstand wind and flying debris