June 2016

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For Broofield's Dave Bartlett, walkable doesn't apply just to downtown and urban neighborhoods

Apps for communicating, drawing, and managing documents and schedules are among the favorites.

As the demand for outdoor living continues, interior trends are making their way outside

Artful solutions to the challenges posed by density

To meet sales, marketing, and profit objectives, a firm grasp on a precise number isn’t just a good idea—it’s essential.

In the land of the giants, local builders make their stand, sale by sale

Single-family rentals present a big opportunity for builders and developers looking for a new niche

Making the most of innovations in energy efficiency demands a technical understanding of the whys and hows behind the codes themselves. Here’s how to bone up on what your code official will be looking for 

In a time of consolidation, there are still regional builders that prevail in their markets

Finding an answer to the construction industry's labor shortage—in your own backyard

Demand for rental housing is at an all-time high, fueled by a wave of Millennials who are taking their first steps into living on their own.

The eight-page Raised-Heel Trusses for Efficient, Cost-Effective, Comfortable Homes (Form R330) offers detailed illustration and installation instructions, and describes how a raised-heel truss construction system can increase a home's structural and energy performance.

Congress will need to reconcile the Act with a similar bill that was recently passed. A reconciled bill would pass through the House and Senate before reaching President Obama.

A new city ordinance makes solar systems mandatory for commercial and residential construction. Builders might oppose another regulation, though.

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