PB August 2013

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Smaller-scale infill designs are not just for well-established urban areas anymore.

Housing revival is real?sustained recovery depends on affordability and the economy; More mortgage misinformation; Vinyl Siding Institute releases insulated siding study

The decision overturns a Florida Supreme Court ruling that would have given governments expanded power to force unreasonable exactions upon developers.

Headhunters, home builders, and other industries are looking for talent. If you ignore employee satisfaction, your human capital will be hired away. 

Architects and designers see more L-shaped great rooms, more spatial definition, and a stronger connection to the outdoors.

Among the hundreds of building products introduced by manufacturers during the past 12 months and featured on the pages of Professional Builder, the readers selected these standouts as the 101 Best New Products.

Don Dykstra, president of Bloomfield Homes (Southlake, Texas), says a recent deal with Sumitomo Forestry provides the builder with confidence to increase leverage.

It is much more productive and insightful to leave the attributes aside and understand instead what leaders are responsible for doing, says Lean-building expert Scott Sedam.

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