Restart Your New-Community Start-Up Process
Don’t overlook this critical process for transforming bare dirt into sellable product
Commodity Purchasing? There’s No Such Thing
Do you know all of the elements of the true total cost and total benefit for all of the products you put in your homes?
Solving the Labor Shortage in 12 Steps
Attaining "unicorn status" as a builder means attracting and keeping the best trade contractors. These 12 steps will get you there.
Can We Make Home Building a Little Less ‘Interesting?’
Builders are feeling their margins being squeezed. How to respond? Here are 10 suggestions
Labor + Trade Relations
What Labor Shortage? Not All Home Builders Affected Equally
Why is it some builders aren’t feeling the labor crunch? Truth is, the trade shortage is a great opportunity for builders to establish a true competitive advantage
Lean Construction’s Greatest Hits, Vol. 1
Lean building is never about dumbing down houses and making them hard to sell; it’s about adding value
The Role of Rhythm and Tempo in Home Building
What sets the very best builders apart? The key is beautifully coordinated rhythm and tempo
The Home Building Technology Revolution, Part III: The Missing Link
Other industries have managed to harness technology to boost productivity. Why not home building?
The Home Building Technology Revolution, Part II: Understanding the Obstacles
Feedback to Part 1 of this series about technology adoption in home building provides instructive insights about how the status quo in our industry is hobbling progress
Home Builders, Stop the Waste!
Attention home builders ... This is the one New Year’s resolution that will guarantee you results: Get serious about waste reduction